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.”