Last Friday, the Otautau Courthouse held a much-anticipated night session. Interested members of the community packed the building to watch the spectacle. In what is surely the trial of the decade, the infamous woodland villain, Mr B.B. Wolf, would finally be held to account for his many crimes.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf was also a menace to the proceedings, and he was thrown out after numerous outbursts.
At the heart of the trial were the endearing witnesses. These included the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother. Each testified earnestly, telling of their now-famous tragic encounters with the Wolf. But the clever wolf meticulously twisted their words, casting doubt over their testimony.
In the end, the jury (the audience) was asked to decide the Wolf's fate. Deliberation didn't take long but counting the votes did! That added to the overall intensity of the evening. The judge read the verdict: Guilty! And the room erupted in cheers.
For exclusive photos of the proceedings, see the St Andrews Scout Group facebook page.