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.
Police track and nab Senate fox after it hounds Democrat on Capitol grounds https://t.co/AbICfQLXFf
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 5, 2022
“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.
What does the fox say? Last night, I found out…
Joking aside, animal bites are extremely serious. In the case of an encounter, please speak with a physician immediately: https://t.co/J4tmdlZzQI.
— Ami Bera, M.D. (@RepBera) April 5, 2022
The fox also allegedly bit Politico reporter Ximena Bustillo.
IT BIT FROM BEHIND ME WHILE I WAS WALKING. I didn’t even see it. I’m from Idaho. I know to not try and pet it!!
— Ximena (@Ximena_Bustillo) April 5, 2022
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.