Cop shoots sick skunk

A police officer shot and killed a skunk yesterday in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick Township, according to a homeowner.

South Brunswick police and animal control services responded to a township home where a skunk was seen

The animal was reportedly acting in a strange manner in the Middlesex County community.

A resident said an animal control official knocked on his door to inform the family that he needed to pursue the skunk in their backyard.

Moments later, the homeowner said a police officer appeared with a gun and discharged several rounds of ammunition before strinking the animal.

Dave Kazanski, the township’s certified animal control officer, and other authorities were not available to confirm the report.

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