Quick Hits: White House Raccoon Caught; Horse Plan Questioned

03/03/2009 at 10:30 AM EST

Quick Hits: White House Raccoon Caught; Horse Plan Questioned
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* The White House caught one of the raccoons on its grounds–despite animal experts' objections to the plan-- and relocated the animal. -- Washington Posthttp://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/02/25/raccoon_captured_at_the_white.html

* BLM says Pickens plan won't fit with original wild horse protection law that says they have to be kept on land they were on in 1971. -- AP

* Biologist finally collars a moose in Connecticut, one of about 100 in the state as their range expands south. -- Newsday

* A Maryland fireman regained the ability to talk after an accident thanks to his parrots. Now he runs a foundation for homeless pet parrots. -- BBC

* Is the Australian night parrot extinct? A writer is given a $8,500 prize to spend six weeks looking for the critically endangered bird and find out. -- Metro UK

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