A officer assisted a resident who found a baby rabbit trapped in their pool skimmer Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Police were called about the animal incident at a Colonial Way home and the officer, Sgt. John Keymer, said it appeared the bunny jumped in the pool and wound up trapped on a ledge in a few inches of water.
He borrowed a glove from the homeowner and reached his hand toward the rabbit, figuring there was a chance the bunny would jump in the pool again and he would have to fish it out.
But the bunny went right into his hand, he said.
"Then I put him on the ground and he hopped away," he said.
The bunny isn't the only young wild animal to get itself in trouble in Madison recently. Last month, Madison firefighters .