Talk about a risky rescue! Would you chance being sprayed in order to free a skunk from a soda can?
Let’s face it: skunks stink. Sure, they are pretty cute to look at, but getting sprayed by one is anything but adorable. So, what would you do if you discovered one of these guys wandering aimlessly around with a soda can stuck on its head? If you’re like Mike MacMillan, you’d cautiously, and unknowingly, become a hero.
MacMillan, from Ontario, put his courage to the test on September 26 by quietly talking to the skunk before trying his hand at prying off the coke can. His posted video then went viral.
Pretty heroic, don’t you think? Without a good Samaritan like MacMillan, this skunk would surely have died a slow and painful death.
All wildlife is worthy of our compassion—even when it can force you to soak in a tub of tomato juice.