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Published:August 4th, 2015 13:15 EST

Viral Video: Cop Frees Baby Skunk From Yogurt Cup

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Michigan police officer with a fearless nose was recorded by his dashboard camera freeing a baby skunk with its head stuck in a yogurt cup.


The Rochester Police Department shared a video on its Facebook page showing Officer Merlin Taylor`s response to a Sunday call about a baby skunk in distress."


It`s not unusual for a policer officer to handle a situation involving an animal: Kitten stuck in a tree, a barking dog, or a deer running in traffic.

But it`s not every day that a cop handles a call involving a baby skunk with a cup stuck in its head. All baby animals are cute, and a baby skunk may be adorable, but there`s nothing cute or adorable about getting sprayed by a baby skunk.

This brave officer went beyond the call of duty, in rescuing the baby skunk, and he deserves our commendations and praise.

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