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Skunk caught in fence rescue


An interesting last night rescue. An adult female skunk had wedged herself in the bars of a wrought iron fence in Frackville and the police called Red Creek for assistance. She had pulled herself through to her hips and got stuck. Her struggling caused legs and abdomen to swell, making it impossible to slide her out. The dig marks in the ground testified to her struggles but she still had a lot of fight left in her to give her rescuers a hard time.

Morrie and Peggy worked over an hour to free the 6 pound girl but after many bites to Morries gloves and several sprays to Peggy, she was free. She is quite bruised and shaken.

She spent the night in our facility’s incubator to prevent shock. Although our center’s new air freshener is now “ode to skunk,” she is quite active and hungry this morning. She will be moved to an outdoor caging area today and held for observation for a week or so.

Then it’s a wilderness release where hopefully she won’t find any more fences.