About Skunks

Kansas City skunks are known for their capability of spraying liquid with a stronger odor and fall in the category of mammals. Various species of skunks have different kinds of appearances they can be either of black to white or can be seen in different colors of brown and cream, but in all species white color is present in a collaborating form. Variation in size is evidently shown by different species of skunks they can range from 15.6 inch to 37inch in length also their weight can range from 0.50 kilograms to 8.2 kilograms. Their bodies are elongated in a moderate fashion; their legs are shorter and properly muscled. These are more involved in digging so there are longer anterior claws present with them. From the time of birth skunks normally are striped. There are some that even possess stripes on the region of legs.

Commonly these Kansas City animals behave as omnivorous and prefer eating plants and animals and with changing season they prefer to change their diet as well. Some of the commonly used foods by Missouri skunks are being mentioned below
• Insects
• Larvae
• Grubs
• Earthworms
• Smaller rodents
• Snakes
• Lizards
• Frogs
• Birds
• Eggs
• Moles

They are also known for eating roots, nuts, berries, fungi and berries. In areas where human settlement is present Kansas City skunks don’t hesitate in taking food from garbage cans. You will hate to have these in your garden as in search of worms and grubs they will dig holes in your garden. For Missouri honeybee these hold the status of being primary level predator and these depend heavily on their thicker firs for staying protected from stings.

Coming towards their behavior these are solitary Kansas City animals that are also known as crepuscular and when skunks are not breeding they can come together in the communal dens for getting warmth. During day time these take shelter inside burrows that are made using the stronger and powerful claws. They can’t be regarded as real hibernators during winters, but normally prefer to stay in their dens for extended time period. These can stay inactive and take feed on rare occasions while passing through dormant stage.

Highly advanced senses of hearing as well as smell are present in these Kansas City mammals, but their visual capacity is limited. These normally have shorter lifespan associated with them and because of poor vision mostly die in road accidents.

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