Skunks in the wild tend to den in shallow burrows or hollow logs. In urban/suburban areas, skunks den beneath buildings, decks, dumps and woodpiles. They are capable of burrowing a den a foot or so underground, with well-hidden entrances. They like warm, dry, dark and defensible spots; most house basements and crawl spaces can qualify. They have an excellent sense of smell and hearing but their eyesight is poor.
Did you know?Skunks are able to spray with accuracy up to 5 metres, it only smells like rotten eggs, garlic or burning rubber! Although they are reluctant to use their smelly weapon as they only have enough of the chemical for 5 or 6 uses and require some 10 days to produce another supply.