Hudsonian Skunk or Striped Skunk Skull, Brain Endocast & Negative Footprint Replicas are museum quality polyurethane resin casts. Made in USA.
The Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a skunk of the genus Mephitis that occurs across much of North America, including southern Canada, the United States, and northern Mexico.
The Hudsonian Skunk or Striped Skunk is currently listed as least concern by the IUCN on account of its wide range and ability to adapt to human-modified environments.
Insects are the primary source of the skunk’s sustenance. Crickets, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, bees and larvae are the most common.
Crayfish, worms, various arthropods and other invertebrates are consumed on occasion.
The spring and winter months are supplemented with white-footed mice, eggs, voles and baby chicks found in ground nests.
Fish, carrion, reptiles and amphibians are eaten when available. Costal California striped skunks feed on beached fish and crabs.
Striped Skunks are polygamous omnivores with few natural predators, save for birds of prey. Like all skunks, they possess highly developed musk-filled scent glands to ward off predators.
The Hudsonian Skunk or Striped Skunk have a long history of association with humans, having been trapped and captively bred for their fur and kept as pets. The striped skunk is one of the most recognizable of North America’s animals.