Mike McMillan didn't expect to save a life while driving to an important business meeting with the mayor of his hometown of Orillia, Canada. But there, in the road near his house, was a skunk with his head trapped in a Coke can. The desperate animal galloped in circles, shaking his head, trying to get free. And even though McMillan was wearing his very best suit—and knew full well the risk he took by getting close to a frightened skunk—he was simply unable to leave the poor creature to fend for himself.
"I saw the skunk there and I didn't think I could help," he told The Washington Post. "Then another car came along and almost hit it. I couldn't leave that animal like that.
"Skunk," he says in the video. "Please don't spray me. Please don't spray me. I'm not going to hurt you. Come on over here. Come on over here, I'll take that off your head."
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"Come on, baby, you can do this," he tells the animal, as man and skunk engage in a cooperative tug of war. "Good boy. Good boy."
Once the skunk was freed, he and McMillan engaged in a three-second stare-down.McMillan feared the worst.But then the skunk scurried away.
"You can tell, it was deciding what do I do here," said McMillan, adding, "I like to think there was a little bit of mercy in his life."
Those of us who work in rescue couldn't have said it better ourselves!
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