They eat mice and insects and I don't know what else. They like piles of wood and organic debris where mice and bugs like to live because that's what skunks eat. We're out in a rural area with lots of farms and orchards so there's lots of piles of vegetation like that.Knock on wood: I have never seen or even smelled a skunk here in the Orlando area in the 17 years I've lived here (and the uncounted times I was here on business previously). I dealt with skunks a fair bit in the areas I used to live "up north". Supposedly there are some around here, but I guess they stay away from the built up areas?