Rabid Fox on Capitol Hill

It’s perhaps a parable of sorts. The New York Times reported April 7, 2022, of a rabid fox on Capitol Hill. The fox was euthanized after attacks (plural), but the following paragraph is telling:

“It was not immediately clear what additional measures would be taken for the local fox population after the positive test. No other foxes were found on the Capitol Hill grounds, an earlier D.C. Health statement said, but it would not be uncommon to see more.”1

But perhaps even more telling is the line that:

“Stay away from wild foxes, no matter how soft their fur looks or how adorable their little eyes are. And whatever you do, don’t get bitten by one. Lives are on the line.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/politics/capitol-hill-fox.html accessed April 8, 2022 at 12:19pm