Skunks are widely known in our culture for the stinky surprise they leave for their attackers, however, it seems that a lot of people don’t know much more about them. Skunks in fact come in variety of shapes and sizes, and even though we tend to portray them with a black and white coat, they also have different colors. This article will tell you all about skunks and help you identify them.
Skunks are furry wild animals that can come in different colors and sizes, however, the most popular one is a black and white striped skunk. The colors and patterns may vary on their fur, but it always is a warning coloration. They are crepuscular and usually live in solitude, spending their days in underground dens. Skunks eat both animals and plants, and we can recognize them mainly by scratching and tearing sounds. Skunks use their scent glands to produce unpleasant smells to ward off potential attackers.