Friday, October 12, 2007

Michigan man with pellet gun saves skunk

A skunk who got his head stuck in a salad dressing jar was saved by a Michigan police officer - from a safe distance.

The skunk, head in jar, wandered into a police station parking lot and was spotted by Officer James Kellett.

Kellett wanted to help, but was wary of the skunk's spray, The Saginaw News reported in its Friday edition.

So, naturally, he grabbed a pellet gun used in hunters' safety courses and shot at the jar from a safe distance.

The shots cracked and shattered the jar, leaving a glass collar around the skunk's neck. With its head free, the skunk ran off.

'I didn't want to use deadly force, and it is a residential area,' said Kellett. 'The way he was when he took off, he was able to eat, breathe and spray - and do anything else skunks like to do.'
Via Metro UK.

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