Well, *almost* great news. We were SO sure that we were going to catch the leprechaun this year!
We followed his trail as quickly as we could!
We had two traps ready and he triggered them both. In fact, there was a brief, shining minute where we thought he was *in* the trap!!
Look at Jake's face: he really, really thinks there is a leprechaun under that box!
But he got away somehow, I'm afraid. The kids claim that they saw a green flash as we lifted the box up so maybe he was under there after all?
It's possible that our dog was asleep on the job, or else the leprechaun bribed her in some way because she, our early detection system for trap #1, failed to bark. We're already working on ways we'll try next year, and enjoying the candy the leprechaun left behind.