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Skunk saved and nobody got sprayed 臭鼬獲救且沒有人被臭氣噴到

The skunk walks on a sidewalk in Carrollton, US, Oct. 4, 2007. 這隻臭鼬十月四日行走在美國卡羅頓市的人行道上

PHOTO: AP

A skunk got its head stuck in a salad dressing jar. But he was saved by a Michigan police officer earlier this month.

The skunk, head in jar, wandered into a police station parking lot. It was spotted by Officer James Kellett.

Kellett wanted to help, but was not interested in being sprayed by the skunk. So he grabbed a pellet gun and shot at the jar from a safe distance.

The shots cracked and shattered the jar. The skunk was left with a glass collar around its neck. With its head free, the skunk ran off.

"I didn't want to use deadly force, and it is a residential area," Kellett said.

"The way he was when he took off, he was able to eat, breathe and spray -- and do anything else skunks like to do."(Staff Writer, with AFP)

一隻臭鼬的頭卡在一個沙拉醬瓶裡。不過這個月初,美國密西根州的一位警察救了牠一命。

這隻頭卡在瓶裡的臭鼬遊蕩到警局的停車場,警員詹姆斯.凱樂特發現了牠。

凱樂特想要幫牠,可是他並不想要被這隻臭鼬的臭氣噴到。所以,他拿了一把空氣槍並從安全的距離瞄準瓶子射擊。

幾次的射擊打碎了瓶身。臭鼬的脖子上只留下一圈玻璃瓶口。因為臭鼬的頭部重獲自由,所以牠很快就跑掉了。

凱樂特說:「我不想使用致命的武力,況且又是在住宅區內。」

他又說:「牠離開時,能吃、能呼吸,還會噴發臭氣-還能做其他臭鼬都喜歡做的事。」

(法新社/翻譯:艾利斯)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. wander v.i./v.t.

遊蕩 (you2 dang4)

例: Max wandered around the city last night.

(麥克斯昨晚在城裡遊蕩。)

2. spray v.i./v.t.

散發 (san4 fa1),噴灑 (pen1 sa3)

例: You don't want to get sprayed by a skunk.

(你不會想被臭鼬散發的臭氣噴到。)

3. pellet gun n.

空氣槍 (kong1 qi4 qiang1)

例: Dean got a pellet gun for his birthday.

(狄恩得到一把空氣槍作為他的生日禮物。)

4. shatter v.i./v.t.

粉碎 (fen3 sui4)

例: The glass shattered when Sue dropped it.

(蘇手一放,玻璃杯就摔碎了。)


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