(CNN) - After weeks on the run, officials have nabbed a fugitive who infiltrated White House grounds: on Wednesday, they announced the capture of one of the raccoons raising mayhem around the executive mansion over the last month.
White House spokesman Bill Burton confirms the National Park Service has captured at least one of the particularly ambitious mammals and released it safely in an "undisclosed location."
The pesky intruders were first spotted roaming the premises early this month, and have since proved to be a repeated nuisance for National Park Service officials charged with maintaining the White House grounds.
The matter even made its way to one of the White House daily briefings with reporters, when Press Secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged the difficulty officials were having in catching the animals.
Several traps were set up around the White House lawn in early February after it was determined that one large raccoon and several smaller ones were the chief mischief doers.
The traps had included peanut butter and apples as bait, but it was ultimately salmon that did the trick, Burton said.
Wrong picture. Doesn't look at all like Pelosi (not enough botox).
lol. Poor racoons. Thats hilarious.
baiting them with grapes works better
This pest is probably a Republican looking for attention.
An "undisclosed location" eh? I'll bet you Cheney knows where the racoons are now....
...released it safely in an "undisclosed location."
So, they gave it Dick Cheney? Maybe not, that wouldn't be too safe.
He's a bandit. . . got be from the Bush Administration! lol lol lol lol
Looks like Rush Limbaugh.
They need to be returned to Camp David, where W and his mischievous buddies caught them.
I heard Raccoons are hypoallergenic.
Salmon? Were they Alaskan Raccoons? Hmmmmmm
(Cute little feller, isn't it?)
Damn! Give Karl Rove better things to do.
Maybe once the first dog moves in he'll help keep the rest of those masked bandits away.
...oh, and don't know why, but on the first dog article my comment was "moderated" out for some reason after I said that there are two Portuguese Water Dogs in Georgia available on petfinder right now who already have names and need a home. I'll bet those two would love to chase after these guys...Go get 'em Bear and Gatsby!
And this is news, why?
There's a new sherrif coming–Obama's new dog.
I think I heard him say, "Give me liberty or give me death".
I see the racoons are eliitist like the White House occupants. Peanut butter and apples are not good enough, we want salmon!
Expense taste! Not surprising for an animal in Washington now is it?
This is actually in reference to the pet for Malia and Sasha. I think the president and his family have the right to adopt a dog from where they wish to. All of those who think they should go to a shelter should go there themselves and adopt two or three dogs.
And they want us to believe they can catch bin Laden
Undisclosed location: yeah, I know! They sent them to Guantanamo!
All they needed to do was throw a tax cut in the cage and the problem would have been solved: according to Republican creed.
They are pesky, but they sure are cute! Maybe even the animals want to come and see President Obama and his beautiful family.