A striped skunk is about the size of a house cat. They have well-developed scent glands that emit a very strong odor. As a matter a fact, the presence of a skunk is often first detected by its odor. These skunks can weigh  six to 14 pounds. Skunks are mostly nocturnal and they do not hibernate. They may use ground burrows, abandoned building foundations, and wood or rock piles as den sites.  When frightened or threatened, a skunk sprays a strong and long-lasting musk produced by scent glands.

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