The diet of most skunks is based on seasonably available prey – bugs and insects during the spring and summer, and small animals as cold weather sets in. Their technical classification, of course, doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy an occasional berry or leaf in the fall. Skunks will also take a quick snack from a garbage heap if it’s available.
The sweet smell of solitude. Skunks feed on a variety of sources such as insects, grubs, berries, frogs and even small rodents. They are nocturnal and most active at night. However, they will sometimes venture out during the day in search of food or to find a mate. Skunks do not hibernate, although they do stay within their dens during colder temperatures. Other than during mating season, they spend most of their time alone.
Skunks like to hide. Skunks thrive in a variety of different environments. A skunk’s primary nesting site is within abandoned burrows of other animals. They also nest in hollow trees, stumps and, unfortunately, sometimes under porches and decks. If necessary, using their sharp claws, they will burrow their own den underground and use tree branches, leaves and brush for concealment.