Officer Rescues Skunk Stuck In Jar With BB Gun


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

(Thanks menusux)

7 Responses to “Officer Rescues Skunk Stuck In Jar With BB Gun”

  1. Lynn says:

    Good grief. I can’t imagine doing anything so stupid as this. If the animal was in no danger of oxygen loss I would NEVER have done this. I would have captured the animal, driven it to a vet’s office.

    And now that poor skunk is walking around with a jagged collar that could potentially decapitate him! Not to mention the fact that there may be glass particles embedded in the eyes or skin or nostrils.

    What’s a little skunk spray amongst friends?

  2. shibadiva says:

    Unbelievable stupidity.

  3. Judy says:

    Lynn my first thought exactly and he is being applauded for this act?

  4. Bridgett says:

    Not a smart man, but a very cute skunk. I hope somebody caught him to get the rest of the bottle off of him.

  5. Lynn says:

    What boggles my mind is that someone had a camera on hand at that very moment and took the photo. Maybe a cell phone. Still, a PHOTO was the priority here????

    Get real, cops, this is a living creature!

  6. shibadiva says:

    And a photo-op for the salad dressing company that provided the reward.

  7. Lynn says:

    Go to this website and write a letter to the Editor, proclaiming that the town’s police force is barbaric and uncompassionate.

    Here’s what I wrote - feel free to plagiarize or edit as you see fit.

    “I just read about the officer who used a BB gun to shoot off a jar on a skunk’s head…..AFTER a photo of the animal was taken.

    Of all the assinine things I’ve ever heard of! Did the officer have no common sense at all? Somewhere out there a skunk is running around with a cut glass collar which has the potential to decapitate. Not to mention that the animal may have glass in his eyes, nostrils, mouth, and/or skin. It’s a living creature, not target practice.

    Taking a photo was obviously higher on the priority list than using available human resources to capture the animal and taking it to a veterinarian BEFORE shooting at the animal. As I understand it, this was decided upon in order NOT to run the risk of being sprayed.

    I’ve never heard of anything so uncompassionate and totally lacking in brain power in all my life. If the Chief of Police has ANY sense whatsoever, he’ll fire this officer and anyone involved. You should be ashamed of your barbaric law enforcement.”

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