A few weeks back while servicing my trucks fluids under the hood I discovered a mostly eaten specimen in the spare battery box tray. It was something I’d never seen and it still had a little hide and a section of the vertebrae attached. HOW COOL IS THAT! Some research told me it was a skunk. I was really surprised to see such formidable teeth on a skunk.
Five species of skunks are found in Texas, but you probably won’t ever meet one kind – the hooded skunk – unless you live in the Big Bend region. It is considered a Mexican species and has been seen only in Brewster, Presidio, Jeff Davis, Terrell, and Val Verde counties. The other four are the spotted, striped, and two species of hog-nosed skunks. Read more at the link.