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24 Hours: Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)

Posted on Dec 22, 2007 by in Carnivores, Mammalthons | 4 comments

Spilogale putorius

Number 0078

Let’s kick off the mammal extravaganza with a flourish! Kyle requested this eastern spotted skunk. They actually do handstands like this, waving their tails about threateningly, as a warning when they’re about to spray! Ivan T. Sanderson, in How to Know the American Mammals, says that “like all skunks,” the eastern spotted skunks make “delightful, friendly, intelligent pets.” I think I would like a pet skunk.


  1. Great start!!

  2. That’s awesome Jennifer — I love it. Jonas will be very excited to see it too. He loves “kunks” (he’s not so good w/ “s” yet).

  3. Oh good, I’m glad you like it, Kyle! Let me know what Jonas thinks! (Kyle is my cousin; Jonas is his son.)

  4. Wonderful job, I enjoy looking at your work, great use of colors too! Any chance that the original of this is still for sale? And..have you ever done a northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)?

    Cheers and I hope you have a wonderful 2010!

    Mundy Hackett

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