Colorado skunk's head freed from peanut butter jar

March 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was a sticky and potentially stink rescue for a Colorado wildlife officer who pried a peanut butter jar off a skunk's head Saturday in Grand Junction. 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.