East Texas Policeman Races Away From Skunk He Just Saved

An East Texas policeman did not stick around after saving a skunk who had its head stuck in a carton in the town of White Oak on November 22.

White Oak police officer Brian Russell was out on patrol when he came across the animal in distress, according to reports.

Dashcam footage released by the White Oak Police Department shows Officer Russell calmly approach the skunk in a parking lot before leaning down to swiftly remove the carton. He then hightails it across the pavement.

The law enforcement officer emerged from the incident unscathed, White Oak police said.

“Our very own hero was caught on camera saving a skunk that had its head stuck in a carton," the department said. Credit: White Oak Police Department via Storyful