American hog-nosed skunks have a black coat and a broad white head-to-tail stripe; the tail is entirely white. Therefore, their back is primarily white. They also have an elongated snout that resembles a hedgehog to enhance their sense of smell. Foreclaws are long and well-adapted for digging.
In hotter areas, they do not emerge during the daytime and only come out at dawn or dusk to forage. However, they come out in the daytime during the winter. When they forage, they have a habit of rooting and overturning rocks and debris to search for food, such as insects and some vegetation.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No