ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) – A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer.
Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor’s encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was running in circles.
Taylor removed the yogurt container and ran when it appeared the skunk might spray.
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Sgt. Mark Lyon doubts that Taylor will get an award, but the sergeant is impressed with the officer’s quick moves. Lyon tells The Detroit News “We all had a good laugh.”
It’s not the first time Taylor has come to an animal’s rescue. The department posted a picture on its Facebook page of him rescuing baby ducks from a storm drain.