Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mount Vernon and Fort Hunt residents may see more foxes than usual this time of year.
Seen any foxes in the Mount Vernon and Fort Hunt area lately? It’s normal this time of year to see foxes during the daytime hours in Fairfax County. Fairfax County Police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell told Patch that residents shouldn't be concerned if they see any foxes, since it's breeding season. For more on area foxes, see "Surprise! 'Kits' Mistaken for Kittens" ”Some are out hunting more, also, there is not as much food available in winter,” she explained. “Also, if there is any construction in the area, foxes may be scared off and looking for new homes." Caldwell added that unless residents notice a fox acting abnormal or aggressive, it shouldn’t be a problem. If you encounter a sick or injured fox, or one that seems to be acting …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Foxes have been reported in the area for the past month.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
by Alex Mendoza Lower Huntington has some visitors. For the past month, area residents have complained of at least one fox and a few raccoons roaming the streets and making loud noises during the night. The foxes have been spotted in Huntington from the Farrington Avenue area to as far south as the top of Blaine Drive. Local residents have tracked the foxes for the past month through the Huntington Community Facebook group. They've posted photos of foxes in the street during the day and, more recently, one fox carrying a pair of shoes in its mouth. They've taken to calling the foxes “Honey Fox” — a reference to this viral Honey Badger YouTube video — as the the animals seem completely unconcerned with people and wander the neighborhood …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Family took in newborn wild animals, who are now at a rehabilitation facility.
The Talberts named the smaller of the two tiny critters Phineas, the larger one Ferb. The Fort Hunt family found what they thought were very young kittens under their backyard shed. The animals were so young, their eyes were not even open. When the animals' mother did not return to the shed, the Talberts took them in and began to care for them. This included feeding them kitten formula every two to three hours around the clock. They even bought a few toys for their new pets. On a spring day several weeks later, the Talberts took Phineas and Ferb to a park along the Potomac River and let them play on a picnic blanket A park ranger walked by and "[he] said, ‘They look like a very strange breed of cats,’” according to Hayley Talbert. “We were…