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University of California - Davis

Striped Skunk

Caption: A new study has found that unlike most other small carnivores, skunks have no strategies to avoid predators. Instead, their black and white coloration warns other animals to steer clear.

Credit: Jennifer Hunter/UC Davis photography

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