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Hog Nosed Skunk Skull Replica measures 3.1 inches or 8cm. The Hog Nosed Skunk Skull Replica is Museum quality Polyurethane cast made in USA. The hog-nosed skunk is native to the desert southwest of North America. Like most skunks, the hog-nosed skunk can emit a noxious spray when defending itself from danger and is easily recognized by its characteristic black and white warning colors. The hog-nosed skunk is omnivorous, eating a variety of plants, insects, carrion and small vertebrates. The nose is prolonged into a distinct snout, naked on the top and sides and used for rooting in the earth after beetles, grubs, and larvae. Hog-nosed skunks create their own burrows, generally within a bank, or beneath a rock, or the roots of a tree. They can be found in wooded areas of Southern Colorado to Argentina.
Where their range coincides with that of the common skunks, the local distribution of the two is practically the same. They live along the bottom-lands of watercourses, where vegetation is abundant and the supply of food most plentiful, or in canyons and on rocky mountain slopes.
For their protection hog-nosed skunks create their own burrows, generally within a bank, or beneath a rock, or the roots of a tree, but do not hesitate to take possession of the deserted burrows of other animals, or of natural cavities among the rocks. Owing to their strictly nocturnal habits, they are generally much less frequently seen than the common skunks, even in localities where they are numerous. Sightings are recorded from brush habitat and semi-open grasslands. Habitats may also include rocky terrain and stream beds in desert-scrub and mesquite grassland. Infrequent sightings of the American hog-nosed skunks raise concerns over the conservation status.
The hog-nosed skunks are even more insectivorous in their feeding habits then other skunks. The bare snout appears to be used constantly for the purpose of rooting out beetles, grubs, and larvae of various kinds from the ground.
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