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Citation. Houseknecht, C. R.; Huempfner, R. A. 1970. A red fox-striped skunk encounter. The American Midland Naturalist 83(1):304-306. [1332 CC]
Abstract. Results of an encounter between a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and five radio-marked striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) are described. The data suggest that the distance traveled by skunks while searching for a den is inversely proportional to the number of dens previously utilized.
Keywords. striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, red fox, Vulpes vulpes, radiotelemetry, denning