Control Those Animals!

Judging from the August crime blotter for my hometown of Owasso, Oklahoma, the animals go nuts when the mercury breaks 100.

Highlights from the past month, in no particular order:

raccoons4:32 p.m. – Animal control – other, 10000 blk. E. 99 St. N. Raccoon in tree, has now gone farther up and unable to reach it. Handled.

5:14 p.m. – Animal control – other, 400 blk. S. Dogwood. Snakes in kitchen, a few big ones. Handled.

7:58 p.m. – Animal control – vicious animal, 11000 blk. N. 109 E. Ave. Reporting party stated a vicious pit bull went after him and his kids. Handled.

9:48 p.m. – Animal control – wildlife, 10000 blk. E. 95 St. N. Raccoon in garage, needs someone to get it out. Handled.

11:33 p.m. – Check, person, 12700 blk. E. 86 Pl. N. A man was dressed in a grim reaper suit. Handled.

12:17 a.m. – Animal Control – animal welfare, 10300 blk N. 116 E. Ct. Reporting party stated there were some ducks stuck in the spillway behind their house. Info.

11:59 a.m. – Animal control – animal welfare, 10300 blk. N. 116 E. Ct. Ducks trapped. Handled.

1:33 p.m. – Animal control – animal welfare, 8900 blk. N. Garnett Road, Hampton Inn. Raccoon in equipment. Handled.

2:04 p.m. – Animal control – other, 10000 blk. E. 112th St. N. Too many animals. Handled.

In related Owasso news, you still cannot own a dog that is more than 90 percent wolf.

3 thoughts on “Control Those Animals!

  1. That is just too funny, in a not-so-funny way, of course. I still remember living in a small town and reading the police blotter. It wasn’t nearly as amusing, but I’ll never forget, among the entries for illegal substance manufacture/abuse, the entry: “Small white dog reported on lawn.” Yup, I’d call the police for that. (honestly, some people!)

  2. i love your paper. i dont get exciting things like this in mine, but if i did i would probably read it more. i also love how personal all the descriptions are and lacking in administrative jargon. it’s not “animal handled in tree,” but ” Raccoon in tree, has now gone farther up and unable to reach it.” and i just imagine some animal control person getting all frustrated while jabbing a big pole up some leafy tree.

  3. I stumbled across your blog (a yarn shop linked to the grass pattern) and was very surprised to find a fellow Owassoan! There aren’t too many of us out here on the east coast (I live in D.C.). Mom reads me the police report from the Owasso Reporter every once in a while – I feel like I’m keeping up with my old classmates, which is good since I missed our first class reunion. :)

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