If you’ve ever been sprayed or even gotten a whiff of what an angry skunk smells like, then you know it’s not an exaggeration to call this officer brave.
According to the Rochester, Michigan Police Department, Officer Merlin Taylor responded to a call on Sunday to aid a distressed animal in the street. Taylor arrived to find that it was a young skunk running around in circles, with a yogurt cup stuck firmly on its head.
“Luckily baby skunks can’t spray like adults! Well done Officer Taylor!” Rochester Police wrote on its Facebook page.
Not that it doesn’t try. As you can see it the video, at one point the skunk did try to spray Taylor, but luckily to no great effect. The last thing anybody wants is to smell like putrid garbage—or take a bath in diluted hydrogen peroxide.
A police officer never knows what the day will bring. Officer Taylor was called to the 400 block of W. Third St. this morning for a baby skunk with its head stuck in an empty yogurt container. Luckily baby skunks can’t spray like adults! Well done Officer Taylor!
Posted by Rochester Police on Sunday, August 2, 2015