TEWKSBURY (CBS) – A Tewksbury police officer helped free an animal in distress, and did so without any unpleasant consequences.

Officer Eric Hanley found a skunk with its head stuck in a container over the weekend.

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After several unsuccessful attempts to snag the container, Hanley was able to free the animal.

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“He was able to safely and quickly rescue the skunk from his predicament without injury.. or any unpleasant odors,” Tewksbury Police said.