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  1. Scent: An animal’s smell

  2. Enemy: An animal that might hurt a skunk

  3. Omnivore: Eats both meat and plants

  4. Gland: A small opening which releases skunk spray

  5. Nocturnal: Sleeps during the day

Fun Facts: ​

  • Most skunks are black with two white stripes down their backs.

  • A few are spotted white and black all over.

  •  Skunks have glands on their bottom that spray their stinky smell.

  • Skunks can spray up to 12 feet away. The smell can last for up to four months!

  • Skunks live in old tree stumps, under logs or in dens. Sometimes they crawl into people’s attics or basements.

  • Skunks are nocturnal. They sleep during the day and look for food at night.

  • Most skunks only live two or three years. They are often hit by cars or killed by dogs, coyotes, owls or bobcats.

Become a member of Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society.

Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society is a volunteer group of local citizens who are the stewards of Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on 24th Avenue in South Surrey.

Annual membership is easy. Fill in this form and send your membership fee ($10 per member) by e-transfer to: