Sayornis phoebe 1 Robin Turdus migratorius 2 Turkey vulture Cathartes aura 4 House wren Troglodytes aedon 4 Downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens 6 Unknown Passerine 2 Mammals Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana 0 Northern short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda 2 Striped skunk Mephitis mephitis
0 Long-tailed weasel/stoat Mustela frenata/erminea 0 Fisher Martes pennanti 3 House cat Felis catus 1 Raccoon Procyon lotor 0 Deer mouse/white-footed mouse cf.
Six Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), nine raccoons (Procyon lotor) and one striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis
) collected from Keith County Nebraska were examined for ectoparasites.
Mephitidae.--Striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis
) have been rarely observed in the area, mostly dead on the road or indirectly by odor.
familiaris), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis
), eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus), squirrels (Sciurus spp.), domestic cats (Felis catus), an eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina), and a woodchuck (Marmota monax; Table 2).
The approach I favor: Simply look quizzically at the person as though he's a bug under your microscope, note his more bizarre qualities, and silently classify him as a Mephitis mephitis
(striped skunk) or Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson (northern copperhead).
& SU, C., 2008.- Isolation and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from raccoons (Procyon lotor), cats (Felis domesticus), striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis
), black bear (Ursus americanus), and cougar (Puma concolor) from Canada.
Other species documented included: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), 11 species of rodents (Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus; Woodchuck, Marmota monax; Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis; Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans; American Beaver, Castor canadensis; White-footed Deermouse, Peromyscus leucopus; Cotton Deermouse, Peromyscus gossypinus; Hispid Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus; Allegheny Woodrat, Neotoma magister; Woodland Vole, Microtus pinetorum), Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris), Coyote (Canis latrans), Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Eastern Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis
), Feral Cat (Felis catus), and White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Urban scavengers [e.g., feral cats (Felis catus), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis
), rats (Rattus spp.)] and human interference (e.g., pedestrians and university grounds crews) were observed during our surveys.
Where Bixler & Gittleman (2000) found no relationship between home-range size and habitat conditions for omnivorous striped skunks Mephitis mephitis
, which likely viewed their site as having a uniform distribution of resources, active prairie dog burrows are heterogeneously distributed within colonies (Jachowski et al.
The target species included all of the large and mid-sized carnivores that have been reported in the park, including mountain lions (Puma concolor), coyotes (Canis latrans), bobcats (Lynx rufus), gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), raccoons (Procyon lotor), and striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis
CA using lithium chloride or estrogens to induce sickness has been investigated as a way to: reduce depredation by coyotes, resolve nuisance feeding by black bears (Ursus americanus; Ternent and Garshelis 1999), and curtail egg predation by raccoons (Procyon lotor), skunks (Mephitis mephitis
), mongooses (Herpestes nyula), and ravens and crows (Corvus spp.; e.g., Nicolaus and Nellis 1987; Nicolaus et al.
Miscellaneous prey (black bear; snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus; porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum; wood-chuck, Marrnota monax; red fox, Vulpes vulpes; striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis
; lynx, Lynx canadensis, and grass) were dropped from the analysis to reduce interdependence between prey species (i.e., [Sigma] percent volume per prey = 100%).
The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis
) and the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) are characteristic of the North American taiga, although their closest relatives live in the tropical forests of South America.
novemcinctus shared dens with cotton mice (Sigmodon hispidus), common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) and spotted skunk (Mephitis mephitis
However, many nest predators (e.g., skunk, Mephitis mephitis
; raccoon, Procyon lotor; fox, Vulpes vulpes; American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos) have home ranges that occupy a large part of our study area, which would render neutral any benefits of dispersal distances of less than several kilometers.