Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis
Caption: Skunks are an example of a small carnivore that uses chemical defense against predators, rather than sociality. New work shows that chemical defenses go with noctunality, while day-active animals are more likely to use sociality as a defense against predators.
Credit: Jennifer Hunter
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