Snickers the raccoon is recaptured – with the help of a Twix

BACK IN HER ARMS: Lynne Duffy from Gloverspiece Minifarm is reunited with Snickers the raccoon after he was tempted into a humane trap with the help of a Twix bar.

BACK IN HER ARMS: Lynne Duffy from Gloverspiece Minifarm is reunited with Snickers the raccoon after he was tempted into a humane trap with the help of a Twix bar.

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SNICKERS the ravenous raccoon has been recaptured thanks to his favourite chocolate bar – a Twix.

Eight weeks after he was first spotted foraging through the food bins at the Holt Fleet pub and restaurant, near Worcester, Snickers has been returned to his home at Gloverspiece Minifarm near Droitwich.

Sneaky Snickers had evaded capture until yesterday morning when he was caught in a humane trap after being tempted in by a piece of his favourite chocolate.

Sue Law, who owns the pub with her husband, said: “Alan looked through the window and said, “I think we have caught it”, so we went out in our pyjamas and there he was in the cage.

“My daughters were so excited, they had never seen a raccoon before. We took some photographs and when we got to school they went running in to show their friends.”

The RSPCA had put out a humane cage for five weeks without any luck, and with no sightings after December 18 the couple had given up hope of returning him home.

Two weeks ago, though, Mr Law spotted Snickers by the bins at the back of the restaurant. Coincidentally, on the same evening Gloverspiece Minifarm had got in touch to find out if there had been any news and asked if they could set up another humane trap baited with a chunk of chocolate. He has now been reunited with the staff and animals at the charity farm, which provides animal therapy.

Mrs Law said: “When I called his name he looked straight at me and he was very friendly. “He must have looked after himself really well as the farm said he had not lost any weight and they think he made his way here by following the canal paths from Droitwich.

“Lots of customers have been asking about him and we’re just so glad he is now safe and sound and there is a happy ending.”

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11:12am Wed 6 Feb 13

spider666 says...

Snickers caught with a Twix ---where was he captured,Mars or the Milky Way or maybe a different Galaxy.It'll be a Boost for his family in Bournville.Will the finder claim a Bounty.He would of got Chunky eating all that junk food.I heard they returned him on a Double Decker After Eight last night
Snickers caught with a Twix ---where was he captured,Mars or the Milky Way or maybe a different Galaxy.It'll be a Boost for his family in Bournville.Will the finder claim a Bounty.He would of got Chunky eating all that junk food.I heard they returned him on a Double Decker After Eight last night spider666
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11:55am Wed 6 Feb 13

CJH says...

Other chocolate bars are available...
Other chocolate bars are available... CJH
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12:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

spider666 says...

CJH wrote:
Other chocolate bars are available...
Sorry CJH i forgot the legal jargon at the end lol ;-) and i ran out of names
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Other chocolate bars are available...[/p][/quote]Sorry CJH i forgot the legal jargon at the end lol ;-) and i ran out of names spider666
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