Skunks are found in Ann Arbor. Discuss.
Evidence for skunks
- Skunk lunges, west side Feb 2010
- Skunks in Chelsea abandominum, 2008
- Mephitis mephitis contributes to animal diversity, 2002
- Skunks displaced by construction, 2001
Skunks included in lists of town fauna
- The Mammals of Washtenaw County Michigan, Norman Wood, 1922, notes : Mephitis nigra, Eastern Skunk. The skunk was common when the first settlers arrived in this county. With the clearing of the forests it became abundant. Altogether I have seen hundreds about my old home in Lodi Township. Here in one winter about 1870 more than 30 were taken in one trap under an old barn. Although it usually passes most of the winter months in a state of hibernation it occasionally comes out during warm spells and wanders from one den to another.
- A list of the mammals and birds of Ann Arbor and vicinity, by Joseph Beal Steere, notes "this animal bears man's society well, and frequently enters the city in its search for food", 1880.
Smells like a skunk, but not a skunk
- Michigan Caregivers Cup's "distinct skunk-like odor" was medical marihuana, 2010
- Ann Arbor Brewers Guild member Spencer Thomas explains skunked beer
- The wolverine, "most diabolically cunning of all wild creatures", is known by an Idaho trapper as a skunk bear
- Skunk cabbage grows in wetlands
Newsworthiness of skunks
- Ann Arbor Chronicle solicits reports of "the freshly killed skunk in the bike lane with its guts hanging out."
- AnnArbor.com reader: "Sweet Mother Mary! This is news?"
- Skunks stories on AnnArbor.com
- Skunks stories on Ann Arbor Chronicle
- Skunks stories on Ann Arbor Observer
- Skunks stories in Heritage Media newspapers
- Skunks stories in the Google News archives
- Wikipedia: Skunk