Skunk babies are very vocal and aren’t shy to make sounds such as hissing, screeching, clicking their teeth, and even making bird-like chirping noises, when corned or surprised.
Other ways baby skunks communicated include snarling, growling, and even foot stamps to scare away their predators.
ALSO SEE: Do Skunk Babies Spray?
Are Baby Skunks Dangerous?
While baby skunks may not be frightening to look at, I’d still be careful when approaching a wild animal. Remember, a wild animal is unpredictable and that cute-looking baby could bare its teeth at you at any moment.
Skunks are carriers of various diseases, including rabies and canine distemper so avoid getting scratched, bitten or sprayed.
What Do You Do If You Find A Baby Skunk?
- Leave it alone and set up a camera to see if momma skunk returns to the den.
- If she doesn’t, place the baby skunk in a cardboard box in a dark, quiet place.
- Place a heat source like a warm water bottle or rice sock in the box with them.
- Contact a wildlife rehabilitator right away.
Can Baby Skunks Squirt You?
Yes, baby skunks can and will in fact spray you if they perceive you as a threat. They aren’t great at directing it as the adults are so it tends to be a smaller and more erratic spray(s).