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 link below provides 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 Public Works.