Skunk saved from Toronto traffic as 'Iced Capp' removed

A skunk finds itself stuck in Toronto traffic after getting its head trapped in a Tim Hortons iced cappucino cup, but is rescued by a TV cameraman.

Iced Cappucino cup traps skunk in Toronto traffic until rescue by cameraman

Skunk in a jam

10 years ago
Duration 0:42
CBC cameraman spots a skunk with its head caught in a cup, which leads to a rescue

A Toronto skunk was found wandering in traffic with a Tim Hortons Iced Capp cup early Tuesday. 

Tony Smyth, CBC Toronto's overnight videographer, was on Don Mills Road at Highway 401 when he spotted the skunk wandering in and out of traffic with the empty 'Iced Capp' container on its head.

"He was trying to get it off with his little paws and bumping off the curbs," Smyth said. "Obviously, he couldn't see a thing."

A City TV cameraman, Bert Dandy, walked up to the skunk and pulled the cup off. The animal ran into the bush.

"You see the strangest things on night shift," Smyth said.