What do wild skunks eat?


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Skunks consume everything from plants and fruits to insects and smaller mammals. They have a wide array of potential food sources, depending on what is most available in their environment. Wild skunks are omnivorous mammals that feed at night.

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Skunks live all throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Central America and South America. Skunks live, on average, for about three years in the wild. There are numerous types of skunks, and a wide degree of masses. The head and body measurements range from 8 inches to 19 inches, and a tail can be 15 inches long. Skunks vary in weight from about 7 ounces to 14 pounds.

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