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Available literature on the specific toxic effects of striped skunk spray in humans is very rare, aside from the expected anecdotal comments about its repulsive odor and resultant success as a deterrent.
(1993) was 1.3% divergent from the other hooded skunk sequences of this study, and the striped skunk sequences from Dragoo et al.
Other species detected using these methods included raccoons, opossums, domestic dogs, squirrels, eastern cottontails, striped skunks, turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), black vultures (Coragyps atratus), a woodchuck, a domestic cat, a wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and a nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).
While the striped skunk has essentially stumbled into its questionably good fortune of human-altered habitat, the northern raccoon has out-andout purposefully exploited it.
Movements, activity patterns and denning habits of the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) in the mixed grass prairie.
Other species of skunks typically show patterns of larger home range size in males (e.g., LariviEre and Messier, 1998b, Mephitis mephitis; Lesmeister, 2007, Spilogale putorious); however, Bixler and Gittleman (2000) found no difference in male and female striped skunk home range sizes in eastern Tennessee, U.S.A.
Habitat (expected) Mammal Woodland Orchard Arable Suburban Black-tailed 40 (35.6) 180 (139.9) 370 (377.9) 59 (95.7) jackrabbit California 17 (16.2) 68 (63.6) 163 (171.8) 47 (43.5) ground squirrel Virginia 9 (13.5) 66 (53.0) 126 (143.2) 45 (36.3) opossum Domestic cat 13 (10.9) 65 (42.7) 87 (115.3) 33 (29.2) Raccoon 18 (10.1) 42 (39.9) 100 (107.7) 25 (27.3) Striped skunk 16 (6.7) 25 (26.5) 64 (71.6) 18 (18.1) Western gray 19 (3.1) 12 (12.3) 19 (33.2) 7 (8.4) squirrel Rat (Norway 3 (2.5) 17 (9.7) 21 (26.2) 4 (6.6) and Roof) Domestic clog 3 (1.2) 11 (4.5) 6 (12.2) 1 (3.1) Black-tailed 10 (0.8) 4 (3.0) 0 (8.2) 0 (2.1) cleer Reel fox 1 (0.4) 2 (1.7) 4 (4.7) 1 (1-2)
Nine raccoons (Procyon lotor), 6 Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), and 1 striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) collected from Keith County, Nebraska were examined for helminth parasites.
Here, I report an observation of a Ringtail scavenging on a Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis).