3 thoughts on “Morning Commute Cam: A Monday Without Music. U Gotta Problem Wit Dat?

  1. Unlike the fictional “Flower” in the movie Bambi, real skunks do not hibernate in the winter. However they do remain generally inactive and feed rarely. They often overwinter in a huddle of one male and multiple (as many as twelve) females. The same winter den is often repeatedly used whether under a house or in a tree. Skunks are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material but mostly meat. They eat invertebrates (insects and their larvae, found by digging, and earthworms) as well as small vertebrates (rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds and eggs). In the absence of insects or other prey, skunks eat wild fruits and large seeds. In settled areas, skunks also seek human garbage.

    Oh, and it’s ok w/out the music…except for happy dance Friday! 🙂


  2. Skunks, like bears, go into a state of torpor. This is a very groggy sleep that is intermittent and can be interrupted by periods of time awake and active. Skunks take long torpor naps in their dens, and females often in groups. They will wake to look for food on warm days, and will need to come out of the den at least once to empty their scent glands.
    This would explain why folks sometimes see, or smell, skunks during the winter months.

    So now you have it . . . from two of your most faithful fans!

    I can live without the music if you’ll keep the color.

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_skunks_hibernate#ixzz1By8etDoL


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