Mar 22, 2010 10:52 AM by Associated Press

Skunk freed from peanut butter jar

It was a sticky - and potentially stinky - rescue for a Colorado wildlife officer who pried a peanut
butter jar from a skunk.

The odd rescue Saturday happened in Grand Junction. A wildlife officer got a call that a skunk 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. A noose pole, sometimes called a choke stick, is a common tool used by animal control officers.

The skunk was freed without injury after about 10 minutes of pulling and ran away. Hampton says the skunk did not spray and that the animal likely became trapped while rooting through someone's trash.



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