Some skunk-related tips that I learned from the guy charged with keeping them away from our apartment (after several spraying-and-stinking-up-the-area-near-the-intake incidents): don't shut up a skunk hole unless you're sure the skunks are out. If you do, they will likely claw their way through into your house, if they can. IF THAT happens (and apparently, it does), stay calm. Open a door. The skunk should go out on its own without leaving any...lingering reminders.
And skunks are supposed to make good pets. That's also what he told me. Somehow, I don't see a rush on pet skunks starting anytime soon!