The Eastern Spotted Skunk is much smaller than the more commonly known Striped skunk. This skunk has black and white spots all over its coat and its body resembles a weasel shape. These types of skunks are much more active and prefer locations along the edges of forests.
Because of their small size they can share a den in the winter with up 8 skunks. The Eastern spotted skunk will breed in the late winter and give birth towards the end of spring. This kind of skunk will reach adulthood in 12 weeks after birth but will require another 2 months to develop their well known defense mechanism which is the release of its musk

Fast Facts

Type: Mammal
Size:16–23 in
Weight:0.8 to 2.5 lbs
Group name: Surfeit
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