Woman risks stinky outcome to rescue skunk with cup stuck on head

‘Pepé Le Pew Lives On!’

Woman risks stinky outcome to rescue skunk with cup stuck on head
Skunks are scavengers. They often dig through trash cans and piles of garbage. (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)

Mission, BC (Gray News) – Sometimes when something needs to be done you just have to hold your nose and do it.

Tanya Krasuin scored lots of street cred this month when she rescued a neighborhood skunk that was stuck in situation it couldn’t get out of.

“A BURGER KING cup (was) suffocating him,” Krasuin said on Facebook, where she posted the video of her encounter.

“The lid was intact, and his head was completely inside. With no room or strength to remove it himself, I knew I had to help!”

Using a plastic bag to shield herself from her potentially stinky friend, Krasuin made several attempts to pull the cup off the critter’s head.

“My fear of getting sprayed was out weighed when I realized this skunk was going to die of either starvation or suffocation,” she said.

The cup finally popped off and the skunk scurried away.

“Pepé Le Pew Lives On!” Krasuin cheered on Facebook.

I’ve always been a pretty big advocate when it comes to not littering and disposing of garbage responsibility. This...

Posted by Tanya Elizabeth Krasuin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

There’s a lesson to be learned from this rescue mission.

“I’ve always been a pretty big advocate when it comes to not littering and disposing of garbage responsibility,” she said on Facebook.

“Regardless if you are recycling or “doing your part” these animals are trying to survive and will still go through your garbage/recycling. Take extra precautions, take off lids, cut pop rings.

“Garbage to us is deadly to other species.”

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