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1 July 2010 Climbing as an Escape Behavior in the American Hog-Nosed Skunk, Conepatus leuconotus
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Climbing behavior is poorly documented in skunk species, with the exception of the genus Spilogale. Herein we describe 2 cases of climbing behavior in the American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus): one in Colima, Mexico, and another in west central Texas, USA. In both cases, a male climbed over 5 m into oak trees when pursued by humans. Climbing as an escape behavior in hog-nosed skunks has not previously been reported.

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Wesley A. Brashear, Robert C. Dowler, and Gerardo Ceballos "Climbing as an Escape Behavior in the American Hog-Nosed Skunk, Conepatus leuconotus," Western North American Naturalist 70(2), 258-260, (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.3398/064.070.0217
Received: 16 June 2009; Accepted: 1 February 2010; Published: 1 July 2010
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