Minnesota Police Officer Rescues Baby Skunk from Roadway

A police officer made a unusual discovery when he found a baby skunk on the side of a road in Rochester, Minnesota, on June 16.

Video released by Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Nate Jacobson finding a tiny creature while on patrol. A

Jacobson brought the animal to the Paws and Claws Humane Society animal shelter. There he helped bottle feed the skunk.

Police report the skunk is healthy and will be cared for by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota with Paws and Claws. Credit: Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

NATE JACOBSON: You guys, you guys, it's a baby skunk. Oh my god, what do I do? I don't know what to do. It's so cute. I don't know what to do.

A quick skunk date. Going to bring him to Paws and Claws. Not doing so hot. I think he's pretty thirsty.

- [INAUDIBLE], do they have a more exact location?

NATE JACOBSON: Anybody asking, I haven't gotten sprayed. It's worth it. Look at this thing.

- 15 outside, stand by.

NATE JACOBSON: Oh my goodness, you're so cute. I'm not afraid to touch him there. Do you have a bunch? Do you squeeze it a little?

- Yeah, just a little bit. Not too much, because then they can aspirate.



I dig it.

- Oh, my gosh, he's so cute. He's like, that's delicious. His little milk mustache.


- Yeah, you can squeeze a little more out. He's just licking it now. There you go.

NATE JACOBSON: Does have a little teeth, huh?

- Yeah.

NATE JACOBSON: Have you guys ever taken a skunk in?

- No. Whoop.

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