Contrary to most thought, skunks are not all striped. They are also not all black and white. We have seen patterns from where nothing is striped but the tail or they are an off color like grey. This little cutie is an eastern spotted skunk. They are not an off pattern like those I mentioned above but a true skunk breed. They are smaller and more slender than the traditional striped. It also has a more weasel like body. It has four stripes its back that are then broken into a pattern giving it a 'spotted' appearance. White markings are available on the cheeks and forehead, as well as the tip of the tail. Active at night preferring when it dry over wet. They love eggs but may even take chicks.
The stripped skunk is the most well known. They like the hours of dusk til dawn like the spotted skunk. Ever wake up and see these little holes dug in your yard? Chances are you had a skunk visit. Traditionally the body is black with two white strips down the body to the tip of the tail. A white strip runs down the nose and forehead. Similar to the size of a domestic cat, they are the heaviest of skunk species. Droppings of all skunks resemble a constipated cat's.