Officer Tilford Cobb of the pulled a skunk out of a swimming pool in Stamford last week.
Cobb said the skunk had been swimming around in the pool since approximately 3 a.m. the night before at a residence on Westhill Road.
"That poor guy had been swimming for hours," Cobb said. "He was just starting to sink as I got there, but I was able to pull him out. He was tired but he was alive. He sprayed, though."
The family apparently reported the animal being stuck in the pool but was worried about trying to pull it out themselves.
Animal Control Director Laurie Hollywood said there are 24-hour wildlife removal companies that will respond in the middle of the night to save the animal.
Editor's note: A version of this article by Stamford Patch. This article first appeared on Darien Patch at 12:35 p.m. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.
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