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What are family of skunks called?
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Skunk, (family Mephitidae), also called polecat , black-and-white mammal, found primarily in the Western Hemisphere , that uses extremely well-developed scent glands to release a noxious odour in defense. The term skunk, however, refers to more than just the well-known striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis).
How do you get rid of a skunk family?
Repel Them. While the best way to get rid of skunks is by cutting off their food source, it is also possible to get rid of them through the use of repellents. Unfortunately, skunk repellents are inconsistent and many skunks are not bothered by these methods. Outdoor flood lights or motion sensor lights may help to get rid of skunks.
Can a skunk be part of the weasel family?
Skunks are omnivores, meaning they eat both vegetation and meat, and they are a part of the weasel family. They are more active in the warmer months, specifically in early morning and dusk and are generally non-aggressive animals.
Are skunks in the feline family?
Skunks ( Mephitis mephitis) are part of the family of mustelids, which are the nearest family to felidae , including the domestic housecat ( Felis catus ). They're also closer in relation to puppys ( canids) than cats are, which perhaps explains why I've heard they make great pets (if stink gland is removed).