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Population and Movement Characteristics of Radio-Collared Striped Skunks in North Dakota During an Epizootic of Rabies

Table 1


TABLE 1: Distribution by age classa and sex of striped skunks captured in March-July in east central North Dakota and west central Minnesota during 1979 through 1990b and Stutsman County, North Dakota during 1991 and 1992.
Year Sex Number Age class
1 2 3
Number % Number % Number %
1979-1990 Male 208 155 75 41 20 12 6
Female 155 115 74 22 14 18 12
Total 363 270 74 63 17 30 8
1991 Male 13 10 77 2 15 1 8
Female 16 9 56 3 19 4 25
Total 29 19 66 5 17 5 17
1992 Male 17 5 29 5 29 7 41
Female 24 4 17 10 42 10 42
Total 41 9 22 15 37 17 41
a Age class 1, <2-yr-old; age class 2, ≥2-yr-old and <3-yr-old; age class 3, ≥3-yr-old.
b Capture locations in 1979 through 1990 given in Greenwood and Sargeant (1994).


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