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North American Mammals - Skunks,Raccoons



Ringtail
(Bassariscus astutus)
Ringtail
The Ringtail has a cat-like body and face like a fox with big ears. It has brownish fur above, pale buff underparts and a bushy tail with black and white rings. The eyes have black or dark brown rings round them. Ringtails are most active at night... Read more >
Cacomistle
(Bassariscus sumichrasti)
Cacomistle
The Cacomistle related to the Raccoons. It is gray to brownish with a long bushy tail that is ringed with buff and black bands. The ears are pointed. Read more >
White-nosed Coati
(Nasua narica)
White-nosed Coati
The White-nosed Coati is gray-brown grizzled with silver down the sides. The face has a white band near the end of the long pointed nose. It has a white spot on the cheeks and above and below the eyes. The front legs are shorter than the hind legs.... Read more >
Northern Raccoon
(Procyon lotor)
Northern Raccoon
The Raccoon has a black mask across the eyes and bushy tail with four to ten black rings. The body color ranges from grey to reddish brown to pale brown. The front paws have long fingers that look a bit like human hands. Read more >
North American Hog-nosed Skunk
(Conepatus leuconotus)
North American Hog-nosed Skunk
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Hooded Skunk
(Mephitis macroura)
Hooded Skunk
The Hooded Skunk is similar to the Striped Skunk but has longer tail and softer fur than the Striped Skunk.. There is a patch of longer hair on the upper neck. There are two color forms. In one form the body is all white with black underside. The... Read more >
Striped Skunk
(Mephitis mephitis)
Striped Skunk
Striped skunks have black fur with a white stripe that starts on the head and forks into two stripes down the sides of the back. The stripes usually join again near the base of the tail. There is also a stripe from the snout to the forehead. The... Read more >
Western Spotted Skunk
(Spilogale gracilis)
Western Spotted Skunk
The Western Spotted Skunk is similar in appearance to its Eastern Spotted relative, but has more white areas of fur. It has a white spot on the forehead and one in front of each ear. There are four white stripes running down the back from the head,... Read more >
Eastern Spotted Skunk
(Spilogale putorius)
Eastern Spotted Skunk
The Eastern Spotted Skunk has short legs with small tapered head, and short, rounded nose. It has a white spot on the forehead and one in front of each ear. There are six white stripes on the front part of the body. The back part of the body has two... Read more >