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Skunk Facts & Trivia for kids
- A Skunk releases its smell from under its tail.
- Skunks do not spray other skunks.
- Skunks are relatives to Weasels, Badgers, and Racoons.
- A Skunk's smelly spray is called musk.
- The three main types of skunks are striped, hog-nosed and spotted.
- In America a Skunk is sometimes referred to as a Polecat.
- A baby Skunk is called a kit.
- You can use hydrogren peroxide + baking soda + liquid soap to remove skunk smell from a spray victim.
- Skunks can be de-scented and kept as pets.
- Skunks in the wild have a lifespan of 2-4 years.
- Adult Skunks range in body length from 8 to 19 inches.
- Adult Skunks typically weigh from 5 to 14 pounds.
- The top speed of a Skunk ranges from 5 to 10 mph.
- A group of Skunks is called a surfeit.
- Skunks live in small groups.
- Skunks live in underground burrows.
- Skunks feed at night.
- A Skunk's spray can hit targets 12 feet away.
- Skunks are resistant to snake venom.
- Skunks are omnivores.
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