Skunks are immune to snake venom and are known to eat poisonous snakes like Rattle Snakes. They also eat wasps and honey bees and will often attack beehives.
There are 4 species of Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) that inhabit North America, and the Striped Skunk is the most common.
Skunks are extremely adaptable, and thrive in many different habitats as long as food and shelter are available. They will typically settle down within 2 miles of a water source.
Skunks are opportunistic eaters and their diets are flexible, often shifting with the seasons.
They are nocturnal, which means they are active at night.
A Skunk's sulphuric spray has a range of up to 10 feet and it's odour can be detected up to 15 miles away.
A Skunk will always give a warning before spraying, turning it's back to the target, hissing and stamping it's feet.