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Hog-nosed Skunk

Conepatus chinga.

Description:

Little is known about Conepatus chinga ecology. It seems to forage solitarily during the night in open savannas and in arid and shrubby areas , capturing arthropods (mainly beetles and arachnids) and occasionally small mammals and preying on eggs and fledling birds . Hog-nosed skunks are morphologically and behaviorally adapted to feeding on ground and underground fauna, particularly invertebrates. During rest periods, it perfers the seclusion offered by shrub forests and rocky slope areas

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Cochrane, XI Región Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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