A Mexican skunk is a relative of a common skunk. It is found in the United States and inhabits shrub and grassy plains. Externally it is very similar to its relative, the striped skunk, but his fur is longer and softer. For a long fur on his neck it is called "hood".
There are two types of coloring of the Mexican skunk the first type has a completely white back and lower body, face and legs are black, the second type the whole animal is black and there are two thin strips on the sides. The bottom of the tail is mostly white.
The Mexican skunk is slightly smaller than striped one. It feeds on insects, small rodents, plants.