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Wily rooster Wheezy still eludes capture

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 18, 2003

NORTH HYDE PARK -- Wanted: One good rooster catcher.

Despite repeated attempts to corral him, Wheezy the rooster continues to roam free.

Residents who want to spare him from the clutches of city code enforcement are asking anyone with good ideas, fast feet or an attractive hen to give them a call.

Wheezy has split neighbors into two camps since he mysteriously appeared a few months ago. Those who favor him found an ally in Paul Levine, a traffic court judge in Pinellas County who agreed to give Wheezy a new home on his farm.

But so far, Wheezy has proved too wily.

If you can help, call Louise Wallowitz at the Hyde Park Counseling Center, 258-4605.

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