Beer can skunk causes new stink

This photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oxford, Ohio, by police officer Matt Hatfield and provided by the Oxford police department, shows a skunk with it's head stuck in a beer can near a fraternity house at Miami (Ohio) University. An animal control officer was able to free and release the skunk without being sprayed. (AP Photo/Oxford Police Department, Matt Hatfield)
This photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oxford, Ohio, by police officer Matt Hatfield and provided by the Oxford police department, shows a skunk with it's head stuck in a beer can near a fraternity house at Miami (Ohio) University. An animal control officer was able to free and release the skunk without being sprayed. (AP Photo/Oxford Police Department, Matt Hatfield)

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – Smelling an opportunity to educate students about animal safety, an animal rights group has offered to send posters to an Ohio college where a skunk recently got its head stuck in a beer can.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it wrote Monday to Miami University president David Hodge offering posters showing a raccoon with its head stuck in a can to post around campus recycling bins. They urge people to crush cans for animal safety.

A Miami official didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment.

Oxford police responding to a call found the skunk near a fraternity house trying to get the can off. An animal control officer was able to free the skunk without being sprayed.

PETA says it’s shipping vegan cookies to thank police.

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