'It's alive, I know it is'
Paula Barnett said she found a baby skunk shivering in the cold outside her home in Joliet last Saturday
Barnett, who lives at the corner of Fairlane Drive and Douglas Street, said the skunk’s mother was hit by a car and killed on Douglas Street. Barnett said she went outside to give the baby skunk a cookie and it shivered as it ate it.
Barnett decided to wrap the baby skunk in a blanket and bring it inside her home.
“I didn’t want it to freeze or a coyote to eat it,” she said.