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This was a wild thread I’ve been meaning to post from Monday:

Wikipedia says:

“Aside from the combinations of coyotes and eastern wolves making up most of the modern day eastern coyote’s genepools, a study in 2013 by mammalian biologist Dr. Javier Monzón revealed that some of the coyotes in the northeastern USA also have mild domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and western Great Plains gray wolf (Canis lupus nubilus) influences in their genepool, thus suggesting that the eastern coyote is actually a four-in-one hybrid of coyotes, eastern wolves, western gray wolves, and dogs; and that the hybrids living in areas with higher white-tailed deer density often have higher degrees of wolf genes than those living in urban environments. The addition of domestic dog genes may have played a minor role in facilitating the eastern hybrids’ adaptability to survive in human developed areas.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting at 0258 hrs in the 1400 block of 1st Street SW. Lookout for a cream or tan colored vehicle”


From MPD:

“In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 17th, MPD was called to the 2000 block of 14th St. NW for a man with a gun. 3D officers were on-scene within seconds and conducted a traffic stop on V St. NW where (1) male was arrested for Carrying (2) Pistols Without A License.”

From MPD:

“On August 16, 2016, at about 3:15 p.m., members of the Fifth District made 2 arrests and recovered a Glock pistol in the 1800 block of Jackson St NE.”

In response a resident shares some details on the Brookland listserv:

“Police were chasing two young men… In their attempt to flee, they ran the stop sign on Jackson at 18th without stopping. Their vehicle impacted a mother and her infant child who were traveling south (up the hill) on 18th.

The Baby was transported. Unknown on the extent of injuries. Both men fled on foot and were caught by mpd.”

what the wildlife

“Dear PoPville,

Sunday morning I happened to look out of my window and saw this creature crossing the street. It doesn’t appear to be a gopher, mole, nutria, or DC councilmember but it looks like a huge rodent. I only had time to use my phone with crappie digital zoom. Any idea what this is, PoPville?”

Ed. Note: I guessed beaver, after the recent spotting in Van Ness but OP responded: “The tail wasn’t flat and leathery looking, like a beaver, which threw me off. It was furry and dark.”


“Dear PoPville,

I found a female yorkie mix in SW DC this morning and clearly belongs to humans but was roaming the streets without a leash, human friend or tags. I’ve already reported her to Washington Humane, but hoping more exposure might her home safe & sound.

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON, DC FOUND DOG: small terrier mix female found this morning 6/8 at the intersection of 3rd & M St SW. Collar but no tags. Friendly. (202) 341-1773 or [email protected] Not microchipped”

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (our federal govt.) has initiated a proposal to put in a 300 Bed Male Prison Halfway house 200 ft. away from the Washington Global Middle School in SW. This proposal seem to have been in the works for a few yrs now (published in May 2013), but it was only yesterday that I had ever heard of this initiative through our neighborhood forum. I don’t understand how/why the federal govt. is able to pull an initiative like this and bypass the City and the SW community so we don’t have a say on something so impacting to our community as this? How can the federal govt. think they can just put in a 300 bed house and that not be affecting our community, or at least have our voices be hear in the process? From Council member Charles Allen’s letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, it doesn’t sound like the DC police dept. support this proposal either. Can someone help clarify and simplify what’s going on here? Is it a done deal?

Please see 3 attached public documents.

475School_Oppo_Ltr_CM_Allen_Final (PDF)

FINALCICHopeVillageReport052413 (PDF)

475School_Street_Halfway_House_Fact_Sheet (Word)

Thank you.

–concerned citizen in SW