Your Afternoon Animal Fix

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user christopher.poole

Photo by PoPville flickr user Hoodsweatsh

Anyone ever see this red fox before? If so – what neighborhood?

Also if anyone is missing a gray cat – “Is anyone missing a medium-sized, fluffy gray cat in the vicinity of 13th and Spring St, NW?  Please call 202-255-3928 if so.”

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  • That red fox is actually in the National Zoo, though I think it’s a different type of animal. Its a lot bigger and lankier than a red fox. I forgot to take down the species name and I can’t seem to find it on the National Zoo website.

  • I work on the hill and one night after getting done with work, two friends and i saw a fully grown red fox in between the senate offices and union station. it startled the hell out of us.

  • I’ve seen foxes while on the Western Ridge Trail in RCP and also off of Piney Branch Pkway on my drive home.

  • As a volunteer for the National Zoo, I can tell you that this animal resides at the Naional Zoo and he is NOT a fox, he is a Maned Wolf, native to South America and highly endangered. His name is Siete and he can be found at the Cheetah Conservation Station area of the National Zoo.

    • Thank you for the further clarification. Just out of curiosity, how can you tell this one is Siete? I remember there being at least two wolves in the pen. If you spend time with them I’m sure you can tell them apart but I definitely wouldn’t be able to.

      • I can tell by his coloring and markings and he is also bigger than his female companion Diamante. Thanks for the question!

  • However there are foxes around – and kids especially really need to be taught never to approach one that seems sick or injured.

    Though after a thorough explanation to my 4 year old god-daughter about how a sick fox can hurt you – we asked “So what do you do if you see a little fox and it looks like he hurt his foot?” She replied “I will take it home and help it.”

  • I’m hoping the cat situation is unrelated…

  • I live in Gaithersburg and I see red foxes in my neighborhood all the time. Or, it’s probably the same fox, since they’re territorial.

  • I see foxes every few months in CP, usually on the grounds of Quebec House North or in the Woods of the Melvin Hazen Tributary of RCP.

  • I’ve seen a fox on Harewood Rd NE near the Pope John Paul Center. He sat there and watched me as I jogged by. Super cute little thing.

  • There is at least one fox that I’ve seen occasionally on the mall around the Washington Monument or around the Tidal Basin. I’ve seen them running at night or in the morning but never with droves of people around.

  • Please someone claim that cat – it has been howling for days and is keeping me awake!

    • It’s not the gray cat who’s howling. After asking around, and getting no response from this post or one to the CH listserve, we’re pretty confident that the gray cat was a stray… Before we were sure of that, we didn’t want his owner to stumble upon this info, but the gray cat was hit by a car and killed yesterday morning around 7am. The cat you hear howling and crying is another stray. He was sitting in the middle of the road yesterday, next to the dead gray cat with cars narrowly missing him, seemingly waiting for his friend to get up. My husband disposed of the dead cat, but the black cat is still wandering around looking for his buddy. It’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen; my husband is an absolute wreck over it. Sorry he’s keeping you up. We hear him, too, but don’t really know what to do about it.

      • God, that’s awful.

      • But the black cat has been yowling off and on for a couple weeks. He hangs out near the corner of Holmead and Oak and I can hear him from several houses down. Poor fellow already had angst, and now he lost his friend, too? That’s really sad.

  • The last fox I saw was sitting on the wall at Arlington Cemetery along Marshall Drive. Thought it was a scraggly cat, but as I biked closer realized it was a mangy fox.

  • There’s a fox that hangs around Hains Point too, can be seen on the golf course pretty regularly.

  • I was driving on Military Road and saw what appeared to be a mangey, sick dog. I called animal control and reported it – it was wandering in and out of traffic. Turned out to be a coyote – yikes!

  • Oh that is sad about the cats. Thanks for the info – I too feel bad for the other stray. Your husband sounds like a good guy for taking care of the dead cat.

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