Two of the eleven species of skunks live in Florida. Both the eastern spotted skunk and the striped skunk can be found statewide (except for the Keys).
Bootlegging should not be confused with skunk works: skunk work is defined as a sort of elite, working officially on a given project alongside the formal organization to solve problems more efficiently.
Recent work has concluded that the western hog-nosed skunk or common hog-nosed skunk (formerly "Conepatus mesoleucus") is the same species as the American hog-nosed skunk, and that "Conepatus leuconotus" is the correct name of the merged populations.
The biggest concern is the skunk population. Like the deer, they forage the campsites for food.
Action has been taken to try and increase skunk populations on the islands.
Pet skunk organizations can be a source of useful advice for skunk owners.
Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk is a 1.2 km. (0.75 mi.) interpretive trail that leads through valley bottom rainforest and fragile wetlands inhabited by muskrats, beavers, bears and the strange skunk cabbage plant.
The Florida hog-nosed skunk was larger than any living species of hog-nosed skunk, and would have been the largest living skunk at the time it existed.
"Brachyprotoma obtusata" (also known as the short-faced skunk) is an extinct genus of skunk of the Pleistocene epoch what is now North America.
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