The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission needs your help to locate the eastern spotted skunk within the state. We are asking Nebraska residents to report any sighting of this elusive critter to us via our iNaturalist project page or by emailing Alie Mayes at Because this is an elusive and nocturnal species, participants may have luck with sighting via camera traps and/or on the side of the road as roadkill. Sites near abandoned farm structures and some trees may be used by this skunk. Other names for the eastern spotted skunk are civet and polecat. Reports of sightings should include pictures and location of sighting (GPS coordinates).