Colorado skunk’s head freed from peanut butter jar
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (AP) – It was a sticky – and potentially stinky – rescue for a Colorado wildlife officer who pried a peanut butter jar off a skunk’s head Saturday in Grand Junction.
The officer got a call that the animal was disoriented in someone’s front yard, its head stuck in a jar of peanut butter.
State Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton says the officer freed the skunk by tying a noose pole to the jar and pulling. The device is also called a choke stick and is a common tool used by animal control officers.
The skunk was freed without injury after about 10 minutes of pulling and then ran away – without spraying anyone.
Hampton says it likely got trapped while rooting through someone’s trash.