If you find a young skunk alone that has its eyes closed, please call the wildlife rehabilitator closest to you. As young skunks get older, they sometimes come out to explore while their mother is away. Most of the time, however, they don’t appear without her. If you repeatedly see a young skunk outside alone, it may be orphaned. If the skunk appears to be truly orphaned, is injured, or there are flies around it, please contact the wildlife rehabilitator closest to you.
Skunk caught in a trap flowchart