Monday, November 14, 2011

727: Skunk? Cow niew bar-ngunk kew?


Skunks (in the United States, occasionally called polecats) are mammals best known for their ability to secrete a liquid with a strong, foulodor. General appearance varies from species to species, from black-and-white to brown or cream colored. Skunks belong to the family Mephitidae[1][2] and to the order Carnivora. There are twelve species of skunks, which are divided into four genera: Mephitis (hooded and striped skunks, two species), Spilogale (spotted skunks, four species), Mydaus (stink badgers, two species), and Conepatus (hog-nosed skunks, four species).

The two skunk species in the Mydaus genus inhabit Indonesia and the Philippines; all other skunks inhabit the Americas from Canada to central South America. Skunks had been classified as a subfamily within the family Mustelidae, which includes ferrets, weasels, otters and badgers. However, recentgenetic evidence suggests that skunks are not as closely related to the mustelids as previously thought; they are now classified in their own family.

Skunk species vary in size from about 15.6 to 37 inches (40 to 94 cm) and in weight from about 1.1 pounds (0.50 kg) (spotted skunks) to 18 pounds (8.2 kg) (hog-nosed skunks). They have a moderately elongated body with relatively short, well-muscled legs, and long front claws for digging. Although the most common fur color is black and white, some skunks are brown or grey, and a few are cream-colored. All skunks are striped, even from birth. They may have a single thick stripe across back and tail, two thinner stripes, or a series of white spots and broken stripes (in the case of the spotted skunk). Some also have stripes on their legs.


Skunks are crepuscular and are solitary animals when not breeding, though in the colder parts of their range they may gather in communal dens for warmth. During the day, they shelter in burrows that they dig with their powerful front claws, or in other man-made or natural hollows as the opportunity arises. Both genders occupy overlapping home ranges through the greater part of the year; typically 2 to 4 square kilometres (0.77 to 1.5 sq mi) for females, up to 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi) for males.

Skunks are not true hibernators in the winter, but do den up for extended periods of time. However, they remain generally inactive and feed rarely, going through a dormant stage. Overwinter multiple (as many as twelve) females huddle together. Males often den alone. The same winter den is often repeatedly used. Although they have excellent senses of smell and hearing – vital attributes in a crepuscular omnivore – they have poor vision. They cannot see, with any clarity, objects more than about 3 metres (10 ft) away, making them vulnerable to death by road traffic. They are short-lived animals: Fewer than 10% survive for longer than three years.


.. dan banyak lagi, sila cari kat Wikipedia. Nah link, leh baca terus.

Bebudak SKUNK suke nau kan cakap SKUNK SKUNK ni? Cow tow keww are-men-der SKUNK two? Skunk cow dar tow? Bar-ghost!

23 comments:

wak gelas said...
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Anonymous said...

bergulung lidah saya kak nak baca tulisan akak tu. dah jangan buat lagi taww. kitew xskew..

rya

Masy said...

rya,
hahaha! sama laa kita. tak suke gak, saje nak letak diri dalam kasut budak2 ni. cam hampeh!

Muhaimin said...

biasew ar budark skunk, macho apew cak-up skunk!

Lelaki Ini said...

kentut busuk!

Ainul Hayat said...

KAHKAHKAH...akak jangenler taip cam tew....kui3

Masy said...

amin,
nk kena lemp-punk pesen cakap camni ni hahaha

lelaki ini,
dia bukan kentut la.. hahaha

ainul,
letih oi taip camni. camne laaa budak2 SKUNK ni rajin menaip camni eh? i wonder hehehe

en_me said...

bengang kaans.. ehehe

hanisakura said...

bahasa "ewwwww". sungguh ewww-sakit-otak-saya-membacanya. macam shilake kan org suke menulis ejaan pelik2 ni?

~mrs azmi~ said...

letih nak baca lagi - lagi kalau anak2 buah antar sms

aku = aq

'ew' tu memang wajib adela

kadang tak reply pun sms dorang sebab tak paham dorang anto ape.. haha

Masy said...

haji en_me,
waaa dah sampai ke? hehe

hanisakura,
kan kan? pajadah nak ewww ewww tah.

mrs azmi,
yg pesen eja aq aq ni lagi rasa nak lemp-punk.

hanisakura said...

mekasih wat sy gelak giler2 pagi2 td. hahah

achik said...

ittew lew rasew nak lemp-punk kan budak-budak skunk yg mengada ejeww cam tewww..

Masy said...

hanisakura,
sama2.. hehehe

achik,
khen?? march-arm hanj-ink!

hanisakura said...

teringat video anwar hadi tajuk "ewww". lemp-punk jew(yahudi?) mereka ittew k.masy. jgn bg mukew sgt. perosak bahasa. hahahha

zonaku said...

aku paham takat '.... leh baca terus.' jer....


ayat2 selepas n titile aku x paham sepatah haram pun

Masy said...

hanisakura,
hahahha kita pukul dorg! pukul pukul!

zona,
ingat senang aku nk buat ayat tu? hahahaha

Anonymous said...

adhek sampai tergoallexxx-goallexxx jatuh katil bacaewww post kak masy yg niewww. seb bek cow niewww tak barngunk, barghost! hahaha :D

Masy said...

adhek,
tu diaaaa.. hahahhah!

jedi said...

ku tau skunk adalah satu brand barangan skate kalo xsilap...

Masy said...

jedi,
owh ade eh? ooooo

Erina Asmawani said...

hahaha..teringat cite skunk kat discovery channel ena tgk malam td..

ntahpape lahai tulis bahasa gini..buat susah je

Masy said...

ena,
hehehe

tu laaa.. tah pape laa bdk2 zaman SKUNK ni