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)
1. wander v.i./v.t.
遊蕩 (you2 dang4)
例: Max wandered around the city last night.
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.
3. pellet gun n.
空氣槍 (kong1 qi4 qiang1)
例: Dean got a pellet gun for his birthday.
4. shatter v.i./v.t.
粉碎 (fen3 sui4)
例: The glass shattered when Sue dropped it.
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