Skunks are known by their white stripe centered down their black coats. They are nocturnal animal meaning they become active shortly after sunset until shortly before sunrise and spend their days sleeping. Their breeding season is February into March and the birthing season beginning approximately 2 months later with litters up having up to 9 young. Special glands below the tail hold a powerful spray that can be shot up to 15 feet and can penetrate the foundation of a home making the entire home smell . The smell can last for weeks making clothing, furniture, and carpeting smell as well. They are ground animals living under stoops porches, decks, ect. Skunks carry disease and are required to be euthanized upon trapping. This is enforced by the Department of Natural Resources.