This is one curious skunk that was quite lucky to have been rescued.
Officer James Kellett saw a skunk whose head was stuck in an empty salad dressing jar. The “jarhead” skunk was found walking around the police station’s parking lot.
Instead of running away from the skunk to avoid its stench, Kellett went to get a BB gun and shot at the jar from around 40 feet.
The jar shattered, and a glass collar was left around the skunk’s neck. Finally being rescued, the skunk ran off.
Kellett said: “I didn’t want to use deadly force, and it is a residential area. The way he was when he took off, he was able to eat, breathe and spray — and do anything else skunks like to do.”
The officer said he is just glad the skunk didn’t spray him. Although Kellett is getting some coupons for free salad dressing as a reward for saving the skunk.
Source: Associated Press