Smelly NYC Subway Find: 'Odor'-Able Baby Skunks Cops rescue little stinkers from subway station, puns ensue By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Aug 9, 2015 7:36 AM CDT 10 comments Comments New York City's subway yielded a little dose of cuteness yesterday. (NYPD Transit) (Newser) – "Skunks are native New Yorkers," says a Parks rep in the wake of a potentially smellier-than-usual subway rescue. "They’re a part of NYC wildlife." Two NYPD cops pulled two baby skunks out of a Bronx subway station, prompting all the stinky puns out there from the New York Post, and the praise of their boss, who lauded them in a tweet "for the save & getting far closer than I would have" to the "2 odor-able striped kittens." Kittens they are not, and to the veterinarian they went to get checked out, notes the AP. The sighting was a little unusual in that the critters are usually nocturnal, notes the Parks Department, but the Post notes that human-skunk run-ins are on the rise in the Big Apple, with one blogger noting that "the skunk population has grown and spread."