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The Striped Skunk {scientific name Mephitis mephitis} (also known as a "Polecat") has a powerful defense for its enemies.If provoked,it will raise its tail, arch its back shuffle backward. If this warning is not heeded , it will eject a fine spray of stinking, blinding fluid from its anal glands. Therefore, very few animals want to tackle this little varmint. If this spray gets on your clothing , you can throw them away. Skunks normally feed at night. They  like insects, grasshoppers, beetles , worms and larvae. They will also eat birds eggs . They have been known to enter bee yards and ransack the bee hives.

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Skunk & Opposum Website