Skanks followed the fox, but when he tried to get closer, the animal scurried off into the bushes behind the station. It wasn’t unusual to see foxes loitering around the tree line behind the station — but Skanks had never seen one in such a dire predicament.
“About five to 10 years ago, the station was really in the middle of nowhere,” Corey Dierdorff, public information officer for the Fire Rescue Department, told The Dodo. “Over the years, there has been a lot of development, and growth is really booming in the area, so it’s not uncommon to see animals out there all the time. They see eagles every once and a while, and raccoons, foxes and deer right behind the station and around the neighborhood.”
With their habitat shrinking, the area’s wildlife is coming into contact with all sorts of strange new items, including refuse such as old mayonnaise and peanut butter jars.