Baby Skunks!

This spring we were surprised to find that a skunk had made her den in our backyard and she had brought with her a litter of four or five babies. After some research and calling around to some experts, it turns out baby skunks are pretty harmless. They’re surprisingly hard to startle, relatively blind, pretty bad at spraying, and really curious. Baby skunks also don’t know they’re supposed to be nocturnal until they’re a few months old. So while mom is sleeping during the day, the babies go exploring. I captured a few pictures while they wandered our yard.

Curious baby skunk
Snooping for lunch
Surprised skunk
Posing for his portrait

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