Oh, the things that occupy the time of legislative staff! From WSMV.com in Nashville:
A raccoon that has been living on the grounds of the state capitol for about nine weeks was finally captured Thursday morning.
It was reported last month the raccoon was living in an underground office complex at the capitol.
Connie Ridley, who directs legislative administration, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the animal -- which has been dubbed "Rocky" -- was first spotted near the cafeteria trash containers in the parking garage and then moved in through the ceiling ductwork.
The raccoon was found in the ceiling tiles of the House Judiciary Committee meeting area. A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer was able to trap "Rocky" with barbecue chicken.
"As soon as I set my traps, he left and stayed gone for about a week. When I pulled my traps, he came back. We waited a few days, came back in here, set the traps again and he took our bait of barbecue chicken," said Jeremee Odom with the TWRA.
Officials said he would be released at the Shelton Ferry Wildlife Management Area in Montgomery County.