I wrote about this white skunk (or “a” white skunk – might not have been the same one) in April of 2019 – that’s 3+ years ago. And I was astonished to see one again this morning. I don’t know if it’s the same one or not – google says their average life span is 2-3 years in the wild and 15 in captivity. Well, this one’s definitely not a captive, but while part of my yard is pretty grown up – it’s not what I would consider wild.
As before, I wasn’t fast enough to get a picture as my phone was all the way across the house from the window I was looking out. But, he (or she) was gorgeous!!!
I believe from my searching this is considered a “hooded skunk” (Mephitis macroura) and he was really ‘fluffy’ looking.
I found a gazillion pictures online of the hooded skunk – but none were as close to mine as this one. I hope he hangs around.