Video: Cop frees skunk with head stuck in container

The officer and the skunk both came away without any injuries — or odors

By Suzie Ziegler 

TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Is a cop a skunk’s best friend? The answer, for at least one skunk in Massachusetts over the weekend, is yes. 

A video shared by Tewksbury Police on Sunday showed the moments surrounding the tricky operation. The distressed stunk, with its head wedged in some kind of container, walks blindly in circles. 

After a few failed attempts, the officer lunges forward to free the critter — before back-pedaling away from the skunk’s rear end. 

“He was able to safely and quickly rescue the skunk from his predicament without injury.. or any unpleasant odors,” the agency wrote in a Twitter post.


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