News & Politics

Silver Fox Spotted at White House

No, Biden hasn't moved in early.

Image via Weijia Jiang on Twitter.

Alert: There is reportedly a fox at the White House.

CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang tweeted an image of a silver-looking fox roaming the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this morning. (While it’s difficult to tell if the fox is an actual silver fox, it does look silver in the light, and we also wanted to write that headline.)

In a subsequent video, Jiang says the fox appears as if it is limping.

This is hardly the first wildlife spotting on the presidential grounds: In 2014, there were reports of another fox traipsing through the White House garden and setting off alarms. And there have been multiple sightings of raccoons around the White House, and one seemingly went for CNN senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns in October. “Frickin’ raccoons, man,” indeed!

Sadly, there is no way to corroborate whether the White House fox spotted this morning is a friend of the fox who reads The Washington Post. But damn, we sure hope so.

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Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian
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Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.