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Fox Sightings: On the Rise in Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt?

Mount Vernon and Fort Hunt residents may see more foxes than usual this time of year.

Fox Sightings: On the Rise in Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt? Fox Sightings: On the Rise in Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt?

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 unusual, contact the FCPD non-emergency number at 703-691-2131 and an animal control officer will be dispatched to your location. The animal should not be approached.

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For more information, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/animals/.

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