Skunks are mainly black and white animals, most about the size of a cat, from the Americas.
They are well-known for emitting an obnoxious stink from anal glands to deter predators. Their black and white colouring serves as a warning that predators remember and avoid.
The Striped Skunk is the most well-known species of Skunk and is native to much of North America.
Males and females have similar markings. Males are solitary except when breeding. Females winter in small groups.