To everyone’s amazement, the skunk perked up the very next day — so much so that the vet team couldn’t safely examine him without placing him under general anesthesia because he was so feisty. Then they noticed his tail injury, which may have been caused by the fall into the hole.
“We found out that he had multiple tail fractures — mostly at the tip of his tail,” Daugherty said.
But the vet team never gave up on the little skunk, and they worked hard to get him better — they bandaged up his tail, cleaned his wounds and gave him a proper bath. They also decided to amputate the tip of his tail, which allowed the rest of of his tail to heal.