Wildlife biologist Shevenell Webb speaks about the unique natural history and habits of skunks.
Part of the Spring Talk series
Skunks are fascinating creatures but can be challenging to live with. Although skunks are famous for their strong smell, they have many redeeming qualities and provide important ecological benefits. In this talk, Webb will discuss the ecology and natural history of skunks, how skunks are managed in Maine, and strategies for living with skunks. Guests will learn fascinating skunk facts, including how far skunks can spray!
Webb is a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Bangor. Her primary duties include research and management of a wide variety of small and medium-sized mammals, including bats, northern bog lemmings, beavers, bobcats, fishers, coyotes, and skunks. Before joining the Department in July 2018, Shevenell worked in western Canada for 10 years.