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Sleeping Striped Skunk

Last week Leonard and I noticed a striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) lying on the dike surrounding Pond #5 at Ash Creek Wildlife Refuge (Modoc County CA). Over the past couple weeks we discovered several dead skunks in the Wildlife Area … Continue reading

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Resident Skunks

Striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) live in holes dug into the ground, often under old buildings and rock piles. For years, skunks have lived under an old bunkhouse about ten feet from our front door (near Lookout CA – Modoc County). … Continue reading

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Young Striped Skunks

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For nearly twenty years striped skunks (Mephitis metphitis) have lived under the bunk house just outside our front door (Modoc County CA). It has been  peaceful relationship with no odiforous moments. Leonard and I like our resident skunks – they are cute. Although … Continue reading

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Dinner Guest

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In colder climates the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) fattens up in the late summer and fall. Then during bitter weather it can remain in its den for weeks at a time without eating or drinking. It awakens easily and when the … Continue reading

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