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NYPD, MTA rescue baby skunks from Bronx subway station

Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-08 15:28:12-04

CASTLE HILL, The Bronx  — There are plenty of smells in New York City’s subways. But skunks?

The New York Post said Saturday police and a transit worker rescued two baby skunks that had strayed into a Bronx subway station last weekend. They were taken to a veterinarian’s office to be examined.

The skunks were spotted at the 6-train station on Westchester Avenue in Castle Hill.

“Lost on the way to the Bronx Zoo,” Police Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox tweeted. “Our officers helped these 2 ‘odor-able’ striped kittens.”

Fox also tweeted plaudits to the officers and MTA worker for helping the animals and, in his words, “getting far closer than I would have.”

No trains were delayed in the rescue effort.

The city Parks Department notes that skunks are native to New York and “part of NYC wildlife.”