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FWC needs your help reporting skunk sightings

Posted at 1:42 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 13:42:22-05

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission needs your help reporting sightings of skunks.

FWC is aiming to learn more about Florida’s skunk populations with a new community science project.

Officials say Florida is home to two types of skunks, the striped skunk, and the smaller eastern spotted skunk.

Biologists are hoping by involving the public they will be able to learn more about the distribution of both species and the types of habitats they are found in.

“There’s still a lot we don’t know about skunks in Florida,” said FWC Mammal Conservation Coordinator Terry Doonan.

“By reporting skunk sightings, you could make a big difference. Your information will help inform future skunk research and habitat management practices.”

You can report a skunk sighting online using an online form.