Call the Public Health Department or Your Doctor . . .
. . . if you've been bitten. Skunks have been known to carry rabies, even though they rarely resort to biting. The same goes for your pet -- get it to the vet quickly if the skunk did more than spray. Also, notify the public health department within 24 hours.
Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen