Food Chain

What Eats A Skunk?

A Striped Skunk On The Move
What Eats A Skunk? Photo: Diotime1

What eats skunks?

What do skunks eat?

When attacked, skunks spray their predators, or natural enemies, with a powerful and terrible-smelling chemical. Because of this, very few animals even think of eating a skunks.

Owls, however, are not bothered by the odor of a skunk. In fact, large owls, attack, kill, and eat skunks whenever they find them.

The owl is just about the only natural enemy that the skunks have.

And, what does a skunks eat? Skunks are omnivores, and they eat a variety of plant and animal foods. Their favorite food is insects.




Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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