Is That Skunk?

Additional Web and Print Resources

Wild Skunks

Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations
http://dragoo.org/
Jerry Dragoo’s Web site provides basic biological information pertaining to wild skunks. For information about the classification of the Mephitidae family, check out Dragoo’s detailed account.

Skunk Spray Information
http://www.humboldt.edu/~wfw2/skunkspray.shtml
William Wood, of Humboldt State University’s Department of Chemistry, provides information of the chemistry of skunk spray — and how to neutralize its odor.

Skunk Facts – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
http://fwp.mt.gov/wildthings/livingwwildlife/skunks/sku_facts.html
This Web site provides information about wild skunks and living with them peacefully.

Family Mephitidae – Wilson & Reeder’s Mammal Species of the World
http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14001521
This Web site provides an up-to-date (2005) classification of the Mephitidae family, which includes skunks and stink badgers.

Domestic Skunks

Owners of Pet Skunks
http://www.skunk-info.org/
This site is devoted to helping captive-bred pet skunks and their owners.

Skunk Haven
http://www.skunkhaven.net/
Skunk Haven is a rescue and assistance group that can help the owners of pet skunks by giving advice and support.

Aspen Skunk Rabies Research, Inc.
http://www.aspenskunk.org/
ASRR is dedicated to obtaining a government-approved rabies vaccine and quarantine period for domestic skunks.

In Print

Dragoo, J.W. 2009 (in press). Family Mephitidae (skunks). In Handbook of the Mammals of the World, vol. 1 Carnivores (D. E. Wilson and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.). Lynx Edicions. Barcelona, Spain.