Mating behavior of Eastern Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mephitidae) revealed by camera trap in Texas, USA

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Alexandra C. Avrin
Charles E. Pekins
Maximilian L. Allen


Eastern Spotted Skunks Spilogale putorius are an understudied Vulnerable small carnivore.  Here we report a novel capture of Eastern Spotted Skunks mating via a camera trap in central Texas.  This detection adds to the minimal natural history knowledge of the species and highlights the utility of camera traps for documenting rarely observed behaviors.

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