What Eats Skunks?

What Eats Skunks? What Do Skunks Eat?

When attacked, skunks spray their predators, or natural enemies, with a powerful and terrible-smelling chemical. Because of this, very few animals even think of eating a skunk.

Owls, however, are not bothered by the odor of a skunk. In fact, large owls, attack, kill and eat skunks whenever they find them.

A Striped Skunk On The Move
What Eats A Skunk? Photo:Diotime1

The owl is just about the only natural enemy that the skunk has.

And, what does a skunk eat? Skunks are omnivores, and they eat a variety of plant and animal foods. Their favorite food is insects.

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