If you live in Toronto, chances are you’ve had more than a couple of run-ins with skunks and raccoons. We share a city with these critters, so it's only natural our worlds would collide from time to time. Toronto Animal Services responded to a report of a skunk trapped in a McFlurry on Wednesday. Yup, that’s right a skunk was enjoying someone’s ice cream leftovers and got his head stuck.

The whole situation may seem pretty harmless and hilarious to someone walking by. However, according to Animal Services, the clear plastic ring managed to get stuck around the skunk’s neck, which easily could’ve cut off the animal's circulation.

So, it's lucky responders were so quick and efficient because no one deserves to die by McDonald’s ice cream even though it does sound pretty delicious.

Toronto Animal Service also took to Twitter to remind residents of the importance of putting trash in the bin where it belongs.

“The first thing we did was remove the plastic ring. It's very tempting for skunks to be tempted by leftover drinks or ice cream in cups, so discard your cups with no liquid in them, so skunks won't get into trouble. If you see a skunk in trouble, call 311Toronto so we can help.”

So, how did the skunk handled the whole fiasco? Oddly enough, the critter was pretty wholesome about the whole thing.

He didn’t even spray his rescuers, which is perhaps the most heartwarming thing about the interaction. He was just so happy to be free!

This isn’t the only bizarre situation that Toronto Animal Services have come across this year.

They also received a call about a snake slithering out of a sewer grate at a gas station's drive-thru. Thankfully, rescuers were able to remove the animal and secure the snake into a bag.

The snake was estimated to be whopping five feet in length, which is just big enough to give anyone with an irrational fear of snakes the reason to move out of the city immediately.

Seriously, nobody should have to put up with a sewer python. That’s too much.


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