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S: skunks mackenzie

BC: ABOUT THE AURTHUR | Mackenzie is a scope student. She was born in November 1999. She goes to school at statham elementary. Her favorite color is blue and purple. She hopes you like her book.

FC: BY Mackenzie | SKUNKS

1: Table of contents | 1 name of animal 2 physical characteristics 3 how they help them live 4 description of habitat | 5 physical locations | 7 organisms classified with skunks 8 why the are classified together 9 other interesting facts | 11 glossary | 12 about the author | 6 classification | 10 ranges | pg 1

2: names of skunks in Georgia | Their are two very common types of skunks in Georgia. One is the striped skunk. It is the most recognizable skunk. It's scientific name is Mephitis mephitis. The other one is the eastern spotted skunk. This skunk is know for their white strips on it's head and shoulder. | pg 2

3: stripped skunk | eastern spotted skunk | pg 3

4: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS | Skunks have many characteristics. Many skunks emit a putrid smell. Skunks have white strips all over their body. Skunks in Georgia become 17 to 28 inches in total length in their adult hood. | pg 4

5: HOW THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS HELP THE SKUNK SURVIVE | When the skunk emits a putrid smell it makes their predators go away. They use their whiter strips to tell us not to go near them.They use them so their predators will not come after them because they know not to go near them or they will get sprayed. | pg 5

6: description of their habitat | The eastern spotted skunk and the stripped skunk live in many places. They usually live in forest and grassy areas. The eastern spotted skunk also lives underneath buildings or homes. Some of these skunks live in hollow logs. | pg 6

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8: PHYSICAL LOCATIONS | These two skunks live in Georgia. They live in Georgia because it has a comfortable climate almost every day. Which means they live in the United States of America like many other skunks. | pg 8

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10: classification | The classification of the skunk is used by scientist so they will know them by their scientific name instead of just skunk. | pg 10 | There scientific name is Mephitis mephitis. | Phylum- Chordata | Subphylum- Vertebrata | Class- Mammalia | Order- Carnivora | Family- Mephitidae

11: organisms classified with skunks | There are many animals that are classified with skunks. Here are a few. A squirrel, a rabbit, and a beaver. | pg 11 | squirrel | rabbit | beaver

12: why they were classified together | First they are classified together because they are mammals. Mammals are animals that are born alive and have fur or hair. They are also small animals. | p 12

13: OTHER INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SKUNKS | The male skunk has more than one mate. Skunks can have rabies. Skunks can weigh between1 to 11 pounds. Skunks approach threats. Skunks makes a foul smell. Last great horned owls are major predators to skunks. | pg 13

14: GLOSSARY | Putrid- a bad smell | Length- how long something is Emit - to put out a thing Predators- something that eats another animal Protection- how some of the characteristics help the organism survive | Scientific name- the name scientist uses for that animal Mammals-animals that have fur and has live birth | pg 14

15: Climate- the average weather condition | Rabies- a rare deadly disease Organism- any type of animal,plant or anything else on the Earth that is living | pg 15

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