Some stories try to explain its striped pattern or how it got its smell. Similar in size to a domestic catthis species is the heaviest species of skunk, though it is not as long in body or tail length as the American hog-nosed skunk. After a gestation period of about 60 to 77 days, the female will give birth to a litter of between four and seven Striped skunk diet. Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition. Certain it is, that every animal most Striped skunk diet makes room for the Zorrillo. Striped skunks sometimes eat crops and raid chicken pens, though this is rare.