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Orillia firefighters rescue skunk threatening to raise a stink

Firefighters worked together to free smelly visitor from container without incident, sending him on his way
Two Orillia firefighters helped free a skunk that had a container stuck over its head. They managed the feat without getting sprayed by the skunk.

Orillia firefighters recently put their noses on the line when a smelly visitor showed up in need of help. 

On Thursday morning, a skunk wandered up to Station 1 on Gill Street with a container stuck on its head. 

It showed up at the right place. 

Two firefighters worked together to free the distressed visitor, using a blanket to cover the skunk while another, very carefully, freed it from the container.

The skunk then wandered off before putting its heroes in a smelly situation. 

Greg McGrath-Goudie

About the Author: Greg McGrath-Goudie

Greg has been with Village Media since 2021, where he has worked as an LJI reporter for CollingwoodToday, and now as a city hall/general assignment reporter for OrilliaMatters
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