A short while later, Zindler was able to cut away all the netting the skunk was tangled in. After that, he was released to simply scamper away back to his den, no worse for the ordeal, but hopefully recognizing now that a dog's backyard is a bad place to roam.
"It was just one of those really rewarding calls," Zindler said. "The animal would have definitely died without intervention, and in just a few minutes, you’re able to let them go back to being wild."
In the end, there was one casualty resulting from this little skunk rescue, Zindler said:
"I had to throw the blanket away."