A few years back when on my coyote run .I came across a skunk in one of my #3 coils . It was all wraped around a small fir tree . After looking at it for a few mins. and it looked pretty calm with my presences . I decided to release it . In very slow motion I got behind the tree and slowly reached around the tree and got hold of the trap at which time the skunk put it's nose on my finger . I gently pressed the springs down and very gently shook it 's foor out of the trap . It just stood there and I remained motionless behind the tree .Then when it realized it was free . It just waddled off and I left oder free .LOL This was all done in EXTREAMELY SLOW MOTION . Things could have got smelly had I spooked it ,I have caught in the area of 100 nusance skunks in box traps . taken them to the bush and just dump them out at my feet .I don't move and when they get their bearings they just trot of Never 1 sprayed .