Tag: small carnivore

November 18, 2021

TWS2021: Disease, predation causing Appalachian spotted skunk decline

The Appalachian subspecies of the eastern spotted skunk is facing large declines, likely due to a combination of predation and canine distemper, a disease fatal to the carnivores. Concerns about...

November 1, 2021

TWS2021: Filling in data gaps for a cryptic but common species

For a relatively common species, researchers don’t know much about the natural history of western spotted skunks in the Pacific Northwest. What landscapes do they prefer? What prey species do...