City scents: 2 baby skunks found in NYC subway station

Image courtesy Chief Joseph Fox with NYPD Transit via Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) – 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.

Police Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox tweeted plaudits to the officers and worker for helping the animals and, in his words, “getting far closer than I would have.”

The city Parks Department notes that skunks are native to New York and “part of NYC wildlife.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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