What Are Some Facts About a Skunk's Skull?


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Skunk skulls are relatively long and narrow, with large openings for the eyes and nose. This is important because skunks have a very good sense of smell and rely on it to locate their food. This ability to find hidden food makes skunks are effective predators of bees.

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Skunks have 42 teeth attached to their skulls, including four sharp canine teeth, but skunks only possess one molar on each side of the top jaw. Skunks are infamous for their ability to spray foul-smelling fluids at predators. However, great horned owls do not seem to mind the skunk’s odor, and they serve as the most important predator of skunks.

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