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We have a dead mom skunk in our yard and she has 2 babies. What can we do?

The 2 baby skunk are about 4 weeks old and their mother has died. Will fish and game help us or can you refer us to someone that come and get the mom and take care of the babies?

Answer

Skunks are classified as predatory wildlife by Idaho state law, so Fish and Game unfortunately has no authority.

The Department of Agriculture prohibits the possession or relocation of skunks without permission of the landowner limiting your options.

You may consider calling Animals in Distress Association at 344-0468 if you are located in Boise.