With spring well underway, all sorts of creatures are coming out of hibernation or just getting into the spirit of the season.

Skunks have made their presence known in the Foothills.

Luckily, they are usually nocturnal so your chances of encountering one during the day are uncommon.

If you come across one, caution is advised because they can spray you up to 15 feet away.

They can live up to seven years but usually come and go seasonally.

If you or your pet happen to get sprayed there are now several sprays and different methods to treat it that can be found online.