Skunks on Long Island
The Striped Skunk is the only species of skunk found in New York. They are more commonly found in upstate New York but have begun being seen more frequently on Long Island in recent years. Skunks are about the size of a house cat and can be found living almost anywhere food and shelter are available. Their adaptable nature has made living in urban and suburban areas fairly easy for them. Skunks are omnivores eating plant and animal matter but most commonly dine on small insects like beetles, grasshoppers, grubs, and worms.