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Bandit on courthouse ledge

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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This raccoon was stranded on the second floor ledge of the Putnam County Courthouse Monday and had to be live trapped.
GREENCASTLE -- A four-legged bandit spent the day on a ledge at the Putnam County Courthouse Monday before being captured and taken out of the city.

It all began when County Planner Kim Hyten got a call early Monday morning from the staff in the Putnam County Auditor's office telling him there was a raccoon on the second floor window ledge outside their office window.

"He was just looking inside at us," said Putnam County Auditor Stephanie Campbell.

Hyten didn't believe them at first, but the women were eventually able to convince him they really were serious.

"I went over there and checked it out and saw the raccoon on the ledge. We don't have any idea how he or she got up there. We chased him around the ledge, but decided to call in the live trap guy," explained Hyten.

The raccoon, obviously exhausted after his chase around the ledge, ended up outside the Putnam County Recorder's window, where he spent most of the day napping in the corner of the ledge on the west side of the building.

He was later captured in a live trap after hours and transported outside the city and released back into the wild.


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maybe he had questions about his tax bill.

-- Posted by obeone on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 8:23 AM

"The raccoon was not captured however he is GONE this morning."

Tomorrow's Headline:

"Suspicious Disappearance Investigated at Local Courthouse"

-- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 2:26 PM

Nice use of spell-check Blue6.

-- Posted by chiller on Thu, Apr 1, 2010, at 6:11 AM

"He was later captured in a live trap after hours and transported outside the city and released back into the wild."

Was the raccoon a male or female? Perhaps it has babies somewhere around the courthouse. An immediate search of the courthouse should be started just in case there are starving babies hiding in the attic. Spare no expense.

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Thu, Apr 1, 2010, at 7:19 AM


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