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Red Fox Gives White House Problems, Eludes Secret Service

Red Fox Gives White House Problems, Eludes Secret Service

The White House has been having difficulties with fox yet again, but it might not be quite what you expect.

According to ABC, 'An unwelcome guest is at the White House and the Secret Service cannot catch him. A red fox has sneaked onto the white house grounds and taken up residence.'

That's right, a little red fox has been eluding even the agents who are hired to protect the president.

The Wall Street Journal published a story about the fox that said: 'Unlike most people who pass through the presidential residence, he wasn't invited. ... Now he rests and plays uninhibited at the seat of power. He also has pointy ears and a bushy tail.'

The fox was first spotted on the White House grounds during the government shutdown in October.The Wall Street Journal says it took advantage of the White House groundskeepers' absence while they were away on furlough, giving the fox free reign to establish his territory. But like most unwanted guests, the fox hasn't been particularly polite.

'The fox has been more destructive than your average White House guest. He tore through the First Lady's garden when it was left unattended through the shutdown, and since then he's been tripping off alarms in the middle of the night and generally doing as he pleases.'

And you can't mention a fox without bringing up that song we can't get out of our heads.

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sup April 18 2014 at 1:38 PM

That's what you get for going after Red Foxx when he had tax problems

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prnyl sup April 18 2014 at 1:40 PM

Didn't Obama pardon him because he is a Brother???????

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pollymineola April 18 2014 at 1:46 PM

back in the good old days, fur trappers caught foxes. today they should be able to catch him in a humane trap and release him back into the wild....

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lmgmts April 18 2014 at 3:19 PM

MSNBC is reporting- Secretary of State denies any knowledge or involvement. POTUS blames GWB and refuses to deploy the military. Secret Service denies the existence of a fox, or any other mammals on WH property. CIA takes 18 months to issue a report which states, "Foxes do not exist, therefore, one cannot be on WH property." NSA is investigating Putin as the source. Washington D.C. police drag a bleeding, bruised bunny rabbit out of surrounding wooded area, with said rabbit crying, "OK, OK, I'm a fox. Just stop hitting me!" VP Biden was asked at a press conference what what he thinks about the foxes, to which he replies, "Texas is one of my favorite states."

A 7-year-old with half of a hotdog could solve this problem.

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drsreflect April 18 2014 at 1:25 PM

Go Foxy!!!

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jano April 18 2014 at 3:22 PM


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Jim April 18 2014 at 1:57 PM

They should consider themselves lucky. When the Trumans moved in there were so many rats running around Mrs. Truman and her mother went home to Missouri.

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skalmb4427 Jim April 18 2014 at 2:05 PM

The rats came with Obama when he moved in.

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jstactzn skalmb4427 April 18 2014 at 2:14 PM

Nope they were holdovers from the prior regime, and decided the Virginia/Maryland countryside was much lovelier than godforsaken Texas!

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qurkyzvytz April 18 2014 at 1:40 PM

They should name it Vladimir!!!!

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slaab32 April 19 2014 at 2:56 PM

I can think of four unwanted people in the white house and their last name begins with O!

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California Granny April 18 2014 at 1:54 PM

With all the gadgets etc and fox can not be trapped. It is kind of cute that this fox is outsmarting the smart people in the White house.
What does that tells you? That sometimes nature can not be fooled by smart people. Go little fox.

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skalmb4427 California Granny April 18 2014 at 2:06 PM

It tells me that the current occupant is not all that smart if he can't outwit a simple fox

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mcsturrock April 18 2014 at 1:13 PM


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