The skunk is a mammal, with a unique striped black and white coat and defense system: ( glands beneath the tail that produce an oily, sulfurous substance which they can spray with accuracy up to 10 feet). Skunks are nocturnal burrowing members of the weasel family, with a diet that includes insects, small animals, and fruits.

The links below provide direction from the Willowbrook Wildlife center on how to prevent and deter skunks from your property humanely. Any
resident in need of additional assistance should contact the Assistant Director of Village Services, to have the Village inspect their property for additional guidance and options.