Let’s Talk Skunks


February and March is breeding time here in our area.

Male skunks will travel many miles looking for females that are in estrous.

Females give birth to 3 to 10 young after a 62-75 day gestation period.

Juvenile skunks are born with their scent glands but cannot effectively aim it until their eyes are open. Juvenile skunks are weaned at about 6-7 weeks. They become independent at about 2.5 months and can live up to 10 years.

Check back in a few weeks for “What to do if you have odor issues or think they are living around your home”.