A Southern Ontario paramedic suited up in full Ebola protective gear for an early morning rescue Sunday.

The “patient,” it turns out, was not infected with the deadly disease – but did have what appeared to be a discarded ice cream cup stuck on its head.

Jeff Walsh, a spokesperson for Peel Paramedic Services, says staff found the disoriented skunk wandering the parking lot outside the detachment near Brampton, Ont. He said the animal was bumping into the side of the building because it was unable to see where it was going.

Walsh said staff later put on Ebola protective gear and successfully removed the item from the skunk’s head.