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Friday, September 28, 2007


Ohio reformatory officials helped one prisoner escape recently after he got stuck in a very compromising position.

The masked prisoner wasn't your usual inmate but instead a raccoon who got its head stuck in a jar of peanut butter. And those who helped with the breakout weren't really prison officials but volunteers for the 100-year-old Ohio State Reformatory, which is now a museum, in Mansfield.

An off-duty police officer, who volunteers at the reformatory helped rescue "Rocky" after the raccoon was spotted bumping into a tree and then climbing to the top.

A rope and a snare got the animal down from the tree, and once the plastic prison was removed, Rocky beat feet for the bushes.

And this, my friends, is news.

BTW, yogurt gets 'em every time, too.

Raccoon photo by Easternblot

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Anonymous Peter said...

We got us a "Rocky" here in Edison nosin around one of our garbage dumpsters.
Cute little critters from a safe distance,not to be trusted up close and personal.

You all have a nice weekend now,ya' hear?

Fri Sep 28, 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Wonder if there's a raccoon still on the loose with its head stuck in a jar of jam? Can't have one without the other.

Fri Sep 28, 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least the yogurt is fat free!

Sat Sep 29, 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous spud said...

Thats my girl Effie!!

Sat Sep 29, 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous doo-doo said...

LOL I am glad you give Toots fat free yogurt. LOL Cute

Mon Oct 01, 03:19:00 PM  

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