DC police capture wild fox that attacked lawmaker on Capitol grounds

Local police in Washington, D.C., captured a fox that has shown aggressive behavior on the Capitol grounds this week, including biting one lawmaker.

California Democratic Rep. Ami Bera claimed the fox bit the back of his leg on Monday evening.

The bite

“What does the fox say? Last night, I found out,” he tweeted.

“Joking aside, animal bites are extremely serious. In the case of an encounter, please speak with a physician immediately,” he added.

The fox also allegedly bit Politico reporter Ximena Bustillo.

The capture

The fox was captured by Tuesday afternoon, with Capitol police sharing pictures of the culprit. The furry attacker’s future was not noted, though it will likely be released in a different area.

A spokesperson told Fox News that “roughly six people reported bites or nips,” but an exact number was not known. “It is not clear if there was just one aggressive fox,” the spokesperson added.

Anyone who had been bitten was referred to D.C. Animal Control.

The odd events made for interesting headlines during a week of more serious events including the war in Ukraine and the ongoing Supreme Court nomination process for Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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