Unusual & Endangered Species: Those Smelly Skunks

The four American species are variations on a humorous theme.

There are four American species — Striped, Spotted, Hog-nosed and Hooded — and each is a variation on the same theme: black and white, easily provoked and wickedly perfumed! Understandably, Skunks have few enemies other than cars, household pets and large Owls. But they do have many interesting traits which are often overshadowed by an emphasis on the obvious.

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