White House Nabs Masked Bandit

Raccoon was one of several on premises
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2009 6:05 PM CST
The raccoon has been there for weeks.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Mission accomplished. National Parks workers have caught a wily raccoon that's been roaming the White House grounds for weeks, notes the Washington Post. After vegetarian fare failed to entice the masked critter, trappers successfully employed salmon. "They're a finicky bunch," says press chief Robert Gibbs. The good news: The unharmed raccoon was released in an "undisclosed location." The bad: It's not the only White House raccoon.