A community services officer with the Firestone (CO) Police Department was able to free a baby skunk trapped in a hole in a wooden fence without being sprayed by the little animal in distress, and the agency had some fun with the incident on social media.
The agency posted to Facebook, "Want to hear a skunk joke? Never mind. It stinks!"
The post continued in a humorous tone, mimicking a popular children's song, "Baby skunk, pew, pew, pew, pew, pew, pew."
The young skunk had the misfortune of becoming stuck in the knot hole of a fence while attempting to escape from a dog. The little animal became stuck and citizens—probably fearing an unfortunate retribution for attempting to help free it, called police.
"Firestone CSO Powers arrived to meet some nervous neighbors who were anticipating a stinky situation," the agency said on Facebook. "It was hopeful that simply removing the fence picket would be enough to help the malodorous creature, but it was still tightly wedged. After a few more minutes of work, the skunk was freed from its predicament. Fortunately for all involved no aromatic bouquet was ever released sparing the neighbors and CSO Powers from the intense spice of skunk."
The department has nicknamed the animal "Le Pew" and will probably avoid any further contact if at all possible.