Skunk freed after sticking head in peanut butter jar

The Colorado Division of Wildlife handled a call Saturday involving a skunk that managed to get its head stuck in a peanut butter jar.

Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said an officer was called around 10 a.m. after a resident at 3117 Patterson Road reported the animal was disoriented in the front yard, its front end apparently trapped inside the empty jar.

Hampton said the officer fixed a noose at the end of a roughly 6-foot pole around the jar, then dragged it and the animal off the front yard. The animal was freed within 10 minutes. Noose poles are commonly used by animal control officers.

“It took off and ran toward a television guy,” Hampton said. “Only the media around there were at risk, and nobody was injured or sprayed.”

Hampton said the animal likely became trapped after sorting through someone’s trash.


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