Despite its reputation, it would seem the maligned skunk has a sense of fair play.
Which was a good thing for a pair of MRC des Collines de l’Outaoauis officers — identified only as “Patrick” and “Nadia” — on patrol on Scott Road in Chelsea, Que. early Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The officers came across a complaining and distressed skunk careening around with its head stuck in a cardboard milk box.
Ready to serve and protect, one of the officers cautiously approached the animal and, in a lightning move, snatched the milk carton free.
The officer dashed to safety while the disoriented skunk, after a quick look around, took off towards Gatineau Park, without releasing its odorous payload.
A police cam video of the rescue on the MRC des Collines’ Facebook page is spreading fast.
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