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Citation. Houseknecht, C. R.; Tester, J. R. 1978. Denning habits of striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). The American Midland Naturalist 100(2):424-430. [1331 CC]
Abstract. Thirty-six striped skunks were located in the field a total of 1627 times. There was a general shift from underground, upland dens in winter to aboveground, lowland dens in summer. Significant intraspecific contact occurred through concurrent and sequential use of underground dens and hollow logs. Den-sharing occurred only between the 3rd week in October and the 1st week in April. Both males and females changed den locations frequently. The average straight line distance between successive den sites was 0.48 km.
Keywords. striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, denning habits