Climbing behavior is poorly documented in skunk species, with the exception of the genus Spilogale. Herein we describe 2 cases of climbing behavior in the American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus): one in Colima, Mexico, and another in west central Texas, USA. In both cases, a male climbed over 5 m into oak trees when pursued by humans. Climbing as an escape behavior in hog-nosed skunks has not previously been reported.
Brashear, Wesley B.; Dowler, Robert C.; and Ceballos, Gerardo
"Climbing as an escape behavior in the American hog-nosed skunk, Conepatus leuconotus,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 70
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol70/iss2/17