Signalment:Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), adult, female
History:The skunk was observed alive and dragging itself through the front yard of a private home owner in Prince Edward Island (Canada) on September 16th, 2020. It was found dead shortly after the initial observation and was frozen and submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health cooperative on October 6th, 2020 for necropsy.
Gross Lesions:The right lung lobes are dark red, firm, and wet. There is a focus of blood and mucus adhered to the mucosa in the pyloric region of the stomach. The stomach contains numerous nematodes (Physaloptera sp.).