They are a family of carnivorous mammals. They are medium-sized animals that live mainly in America, with a genus in Southeast Asia. Without a doubt, the main 'skill' of the skunk or skunk is the fetid and strong smell secreted by its anal glands, which throws when lifting the tail or hind legs after producing a shrill and sharp sound. This substance can reach two meters away and is the main weapon of defense it has.
The skunk is omnivorous and feeds mainly on insects, fruits, eggs, small mammals, honey and birds. The males are very lonely and almost do not meet other congeners, since their own territory can be somewhat limited. They only cross those boundaries when in late winter or early spring they look for a female to mate.