Officer rescues skunk with head stuck in peanut butter jar

Authorities in the Canadian capital came to the rescue of a skunk spotted wandering in traffic with a peanut butter jar stuck over its head.

Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services, the municipal government branch responsible for enforcing local bylaws including animal control services, said in a Twitter thread that an officer spotted the skunk wandering in a road with its head stuck in a jar.

The tweet said the officer “was able to carefully remove the container — without getting sprayed.”

The post said the skunk “ran away safely without issue.”