Spotted Skunk

Spotted Skunk

Much less common than the striped skunk, spotted skunks have more of a spotted white pattern compared to the 2 stripes on a striped skunk. Their behavior is also different from striped skunks, spotted skunks tend to travel round in more sporadic patterns compared to striped skunks that typically move slowly while foraging for food. Spotted skunks are also known to perform handstands when threatened and are capable of aiming their butt forward, bending in over their head so their body is in a "C" shape, this allows them to spray potential threats while facing them.