A 13-year-old boy in Hamden was in for a smelly surprise when he woke with a skunk in his bed, police said.
Hamden Animal Control responded to the home on West Easton Street at 6 a.m. on July 25.
When officers walked in, they said a "pungent smell of skunk" emanated throughout the house.
A 13-year-old boy sleeping in an upstairs bedroom was awakened by a skunk in his bed and family members were able to remove the animal from the home, police said.
Police said the resident brought a trash can, which had a hole, from outside and didn't realize it contained a skunk.