Skunk freed from dumpster

Risking odourous dangers, locals save animal

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.

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“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.

Source: District of Squamish

***Please note, this story has been updated since it was first posted to include a local company involved in the rescue.


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