An officer with the Tewksbury (MA) Police Department managed to rescue a skunk over the weekend whose head was trapped in a plastic food container without being "skunked."
The agency posted video on Twitter of Officer Eric Hanley circling, approaching, and at times retreating from the animal that was in obvious distress due to a plastic food container stuck on its head.
The social media post—which included a short video of the incident captured by a nearby citizen—concluded, "He was able to safely and quickly rescue the skunk from his predicament without injury… or any unpleasant odors."
This weekend, Officer Eric Hanley came upon a skunk that had gotten its head stuck in a container. He was able to safely and quickly rescue the skunk from his predicament without injury.. or any unpleasant odors. 🦨 #Tewksbury pic.twitter.com/ewtQABHzY2— Tewksbury Police (@TewksburyPD) September 28, 2020