Wagoner Students Hunt For Leprechauns

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 4:35 pm
By: News On 6

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

WAGONER, OK -- St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and kindergartners in Wagoner are ready for leprechauns if they show up.

The kids at Ora Ellington Elementary have made leprechaun traps in hopes of catching one.

They published some descriptions based on reports they've had - they "like to eat bugs" and "smell like dirt."

The hunters have gathered in Randi Charboneau's classroom to show off the traps they made.

One that looks promising is a chest full of gold at the top of the ladder.

Charboneau says the leprechaun activity has been going on every spring for the past five years, but no leprechaun has been caught.

"We've caught pieces of their shirt, little green pieces, and we've had footprints across the tables before, green footprints," she said.

Each trap has some sort of bait, like free gold. Every hunter was supposed to get some adult help building the trap. One employed a welding torch and a lot of green spray paint.

The students will put the traps out in the classroom Thursday night.