Most people have smelled a skunk, there’s no mistaking the odor but would you recognize a skunk’s track if you saw one? Skunks have five toes on both their fore and hind foot they actually resemble a miniature bear track. The front track will measure from 1 to just over 1 1/2 inches long and the hind track will be just a bit longer measuring around 1 3/4 to 2 inches long. They have long sharp claws for digging and the claws will almost always register in their tracks. Skunks most often utilize a pacing gait where all four feet will register in the trail they leave. If you happen to come upon fresh tracks and follow them just remember to keep a safe distance if they lead you to their owner, skunks can spray up to 15 feet and can spray very accurately up to 10 feet.
Happy Tracking !!