BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Residents of a Buffalo neighborhood plagued by skunk odors this summer now know what caused the stink: Trapped critters that were shot and stored at a shuttered police station.
The Buffalo News reports that the city's public works commissioner confirmed Monday that skunks humanely trapped in Buffalo have been taken to the old police station in South Buffalo, where they're shot and stored in outdoor freezer until they can be incinerated.
Residents say when they complained about the smell months ago, they were told by city officials that skunks weren't being killed inside the building. Later they were told only a few skunks were killed there by lethal injection.
One neighborhood leader has dubbed the community scandal "Skunkgate."
City officials say they're looking for new locations for dispatching the nuisance skunks.
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