I live at the point where all skunks (and Possums) over the face of the globe spring forth. They are everywhere as they start the trek to your location. Many encounters, with cars mostly. Nasty b@sterds do carry rabies. That myth that if you dispatch them outright they won't spray is just that, a myth. .22 very far away from the house. Just don't follow too close behind
My neighbor with the tinfoil hat tells me that they are space aliens preparing to take over the planet!