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Once a simple garden nuisance, these Skunks are now one of the more aggressive predators in the wastes. Large, nearly hairless, and onery, Hill Skunks are distinctive sights in their habitat.
An average Hill Skunk can grow to around four feet in length and almost completely hairless, except for it's head and neck. They are noticeably muscled and many older Skunks can be seen bearing several dozen scars. Young skunks are born a bright pink, but as they age their skin tans to a gray color, giving them something of the appearance of their ancestors.
Hill Skunks, despite their aggressive nature, are omnivores, and will consume plants when available. The relative lack of vegetation in most regions drives them towards meat however. They display an unusual fondness for Radberries, though they are unable to fully nourish an adult Skunk.
Hill Skunks are highly aggressive and will often charge prey, knocking into them before trying to bite. The Skunk's teeth have evolved to become razor-sharp, which is enhanced by the creature's constant chewing.
The Skunks' primary means of defense are its size, and tendency to live in packs. The hair that does remain on their body is loose and smooth, making it difficult to grip. While they are unable to spray their opponents, they still posses the stink gland, and any bites towards their rear should be made with caution.
Hill Skunks can be found, as their name suggests, in the hills of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. They also dwell in woodland areas and the outskirts of human settlements, though this often brings them into conflict with humans. They prefer to nest in underground dens, but will often take human constructs as well.