An Orillia man risked getting sprayed in order to save a skunk.
Mike MacMillan was on his way to a meeting with Orillia’s mayor when he spotted a skunk wandering on the road with its head stuck in a pop can. His first thought was to keep driving, but instead pulled over to help the animal.
“I couldn’t leave the animal like that,” MacMillan told The Washington Post.
In the video, MacMillan tries to calm the animal by talking to it, and after grabbing hold of the can, the skunk frees itself. Not only was he able to record all this while helping the skunk, he doesn’t get sprayed at all!
MacMillan’s efforts have received a lot of attention online, with over 3.3 million views of the video on YouTube.