Despite the risk of skunk smell and garbage odours, locals put on a daring rescue to save a skunk that got its head stuck in a dumpster.
The Conservation Officer Service, Squamish Fire Rescue, Ryan Sharp, with Awesome 'Possum Wildlife Control, and convenience store staff from a business on Garibaldi Way saved the animal, which found itself caught in the drainage hole of the the bin.
“The skunk’s head was lubricated and wiggled out of the dumpster,” reads a Facebook post from the District of Squamish. “The skunk was then successfully placed into a pet carrier and later released within the area it was found.”
The hole in the dumpster is being sealed by Green For Life staff, the District says.
***Please note, this story has been updated since it was first posted to include a local company involved in the rescue.