Officer rescues skunk with head stuck in jar

GRAND JUNCTION, CO 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.

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