Striped Skunk (image) University of California - Davis 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 Usage Restrictions One-time usage rights to accompany story related to the University of California, Davis, news release. Must contain photo credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.