a small mammal belonging to the weasel family with black and white stripes that can produce a strong unpleasant smell when attacked, native to North America
What is a "skunk"?
The skunk is a small mammal known for its distinctive appearance and powerful scent glands. Skunks have a black fur coat with a white stripe that extends from their head down their back, and they are easily recognized by their bushy tails and stocky bodies. They have sharp claws and are known for their ability to dig burrows. Skunks are omnivorous, feeding on a wide variety of food including insects, small mammals, fruits, and vegetables. When threatened, skunks can spray a noxious-smelling liquid from their scent glands as a defense mechanism, which serves as a strong warning to potential predators.