Eastern Spotted Skunk

 

Our smallest member of the weasel family, this Skunk is both fast and agile. When threatened this animal will first do a series of rapid handstands, then drop to all four’s, then lift its tail and finally spray the foul smelling musk up to 15 feet away. Nocturnal in habit, this Skunk is found in brushy fields, open areas, and will occasionally venture into residential neighborhoods.

Latin Name: Spilogale Pultorius

Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: Small Mammals, Insects, Bird and Turtle Eggs, Fruits, Rodents, Carrion