This skunk family has been living under a neighbour's deck and entertaining us in the evenings. The mother had 7 kits, as skunk young are called. They are delightful animals as long as you or your pets don't get sprayed by them. The pest exterminator has been called in and they are being trapped. I hoped they would be released in the countryside, but no, they will be humanely destroyed and I feel miserable about it. Of course, it is the cuteness factor, if they were rats I wouldn't care.