Common Name: Spotted Skunk
Scientific Name: Spilogale putorius
Habitat: Dry, rocky woodlands.
Diet: Carnivorous—especially rabbits, voles, and mice in winter. In summer, the diet includes insects, fruit, crayfish, and bird eggs.
This relative of the striped skunk is known to occur only in Fulton and Bedford counties in south-central Pennsylvania. It is the smallest skunk, averaging only 1-3 lbs. As with the striped skunk, the patterns of black and white vary greatly among individuals.