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WATCH: Skunk Becomes Symbol Of Evils Of Littering After Getting Its Head Stuck In A Beer Can, Rescued And Set Free

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Billerica Animal Control has rescued a skunk with head stuck in beer can
  • The skunk was taken to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in North Grafton for to be extricated from the can
  • The skunk, which has since been freed, has become a symbol for anti-littering awareness

On Wednesday, a skunk had unfortunately gotten its head stuck in a discarded aluminium beer can in Billerica, Massachusetts (USA). Animal control officers in Billerica had rescued the critter which was wandering about stuck, and had uploaded a picture of the skunk’s bizarre predicament on Twitter saying:

Billerica Police had said that the rescued skunk had been taken to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in North Grafton. Veterinarians at the clinic have said that they plan to sedate the skunk before extricating his head from his aluminium nightmare. After that, they have planned to keep the skunk under observation before releasing him in the wild.

Following the Twitter post from Billerica Animal Control, the stuck skunk or as termed by Animal Control – the ‘skunked beer’ has garnered sympathy and environmental awareness from Twitterati all around the globe:

Taking this moment to emphasize the evils of littering, the Billerica Police has tweeted:

On Saturday, after completion of the observation, Animal Control has released the skunk back into the wild. The video of his freedom has been posted by Animal control: