NASHVILLE — Rocky, a raccoon living in Tennessee government’s Legislative Plaza that eluded workers’ best effort to capture him for weeks, has been nabbed. The raccoon was found this morning in one of four humane-style cage traps set above legislative ceilings, said Ken White, a state maintenance worker.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Mr. White said. “There he was. He’s not too happy about it.”
The raccoon was still sitting in the cage when viewed by reporters. Rocky’s wariness of human scent was apparently finally overcome by an apparent fondness for chicken, which was used as bait, Mr. White said. A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer this morning was working to remove the raccoon and cage from its location above ceiling tiles in a legislative corridor.