Administrator of Science Ben R

Administrator of Science Ben R

Administrator of Science Ben R. Williams experienced some insomnia early Wednesday morning, which led to him spying this mostly white striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) in his backyard. As nocturnal animals, skunks are mostly active at night, and this one was too busy rooting around for delicious insects to pay any mind to the nearby photographer. It's not clear how uncommon it is to spot a mostly white striped skunk, but these skunks have been documented to display considerable variation in their coat color and pattern.

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