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Old June 8th, 2014, 08:53 AM
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What to do with a litter of baby skunks

Hi members,

Sad story happened to someone I know. They had a skunk in their yard that kept spraying their dog. So they got someone to remove the skunk and let it go in a forest somewhere.

A few days later....they noticed a litter of baby skunks walking through their yard. These people are animal lovers and this is breaking their heart.

Should the baby skunks be trapped and brought to a humane society like the SPCA?

Will the skunks live if left their own devices? The person who had the adult skunk removed has started feeding the babies...but she did research and those skunk scent glands should start to activate at 1 month old... She's obviously not willing to adopt a litter of skunks as they make the resident dog go nuts.

She thinks there may be 9 babies. She has captured 3 and put them in a box for now where they can be together and get food and water. As she sees more she will try to put them in that same box.

any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
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