The southern spotted skunk was once considered a subspecies of the eastern spotted skunk. They have black coats with white spots all over their body. Their ears are rounded and have fluffy tails. Like other skunks, they equipped themselves with anal glands that can secrete musk and spray at the opponent with considerable accuracy.
They are nocturnal and quite secretive. These skunks can climb trees; however, they primarily forage on the ground for food such as insects, birds, small mammals, eggs, and fruits. They also consume grains, which is why sometimes they can be found in agricultural areas.
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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