Family rips up floorboards to save baby skunks

Family Rips Up Floorboards to Save Baby Skunks

(Buzz60/Gillian Pensavalle) -- A pair of orphaned baby skunks are thriving, after being discovered living under a family's home in Mississippi.

The two baby skunks — or "kits" — were in a scary situation, after their mother was accidentally killed by the family dog.

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Fortunately, before she died, the mama skunk had made a nest under the home's floorboards, which ended up saving the lives of her babies.

The homeowners discovered the kits, called Wild at Heart Rescue and got to work.

They did everything they could to save both baby skunks, which meant they had to ruin their floors.

Operation Save the Skunks underway!

Posted by Wild at Heart Rescue on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Still, they didn't care! The orphans now live at Wild at Heart Rescue.

They were cleaned up, and tiny little nests were made to keep them warm. They'll be cared for until they're old enough to be released into the wild.

In their Wildlife Rescue Nest. This photo was taken by one of our rehabilitators, Donna. Absolutely stunning!

Posted by Wild at Heart Rescue on Thursday, May 19, 2016

And the family deserves a pat on the back, for sacrificing their floorboards to save the whole kit and caboodle.

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