Skunks are about the size of a house cat. They have black fur and tow broad white stripes running the length of the body. Spotted skunks are black with white markings and about half the size of a house cat.
Skunks release an odorous spray when disturbed or centered. They can spray a distance of 8-15 feet.
Skunks build dens in brush piles open irrigation pipes, storage areas, sheds, under structures, etc.
They are solitary animals, except for mating and during winter.
Skunks are most active at night.