They lost thier mom

Orpphaned Skunks!

I was walking our dog in the back lawn when we noticed these youngsters in the grass. There were four, and two were lively and two were sleeping. I thought they had left the den and were on thier first exploration. We left them alone and expected them to disappear, but they didn't.

Two hours later we checked them again and they seemed to be weakening. Maybe mom had been hit by a car or something and they didn't know where togo. Nancy eventually found a nearby rehabilitator and we took five of the little guys to her. She said they were dehydrated and obviously, to her, they needed milk. She had a proper formulae for this situation. They should be ok and back in the wild soon. They were only a few weeks old.

Nerale McClintock, Poolville

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marlin perkins says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 8:41 PM

skunks are nocturnal ,if they are out during the day they probably LOADED with rabies.

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Neale says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 5:27 PM

They are deadly because they are "loaded" even though they are babies. Handle with care!

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SP says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 5:36 AM

Why are baby skunks deadly?? I'm glad they will be OK....too cute!!!!

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Lily says ... on Saturday, Jun 6 at 8:31 PM

How cute! I am so happy you found help for the baby skunks that lost their mom! Thank you for having such a kind heart and thanks to the people who are playing "step-mom"

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Doreen says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 8:31 PM

I was surprised to hear that the rehabilitator gets no finacial help in taking care of these animals and nursing them back to health with food or anything. Everthing comes out of their own pocket. I think they deserve a lot of thanks and a littlehelp

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Doreen says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 6:57 PM

They are adorable but deadly. Glad you got them help before it was too late.

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