The striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, can be found across North America, as far north as Southern Canada all the way down to Northern Mexico.
Like all skunks, the striped skunk possesses two highly developed scent glands, one on each side of the anus, containing about 15 millilitres of musk in each, which provides a chemical defence against predators.
This oily, yellow-coloured musk consists of a mixture of powerfully odorous thiols, which can be sprayed at a distance of several meters. The odour of this musk has been likened to a mixture of perfume musk, essence of garlic, burning sulphur and sewer gas magnified a thousand times. Delicious.
This amazing specimen is displayed in its natural defence position, ready to defend against predators. It originates from Southern California and has been completed in full by the RIP team.
The specimen measures approx. 45cm x 45cm x 25cm. The board measures 27.5cm x 27.5cm
Please Note: Pick up only from our Melbourne Warehouse. We can provide postage quotes for people located in other areas of Australia.
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