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The White House Can’t Seem to Catch the Fox Living on Its Lawn

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Not the White House rogue fox Getty Images

He's apparently been there since the government shutdown

The Wall Street Journal ran a piece Thursday that a wild fox has breached White House grounds, out-foxing (sorry, that’s not even creative, I just had to) administrators, security, and groundskeepers who have tried to kick him out of the Rose Garden and rolling lawns.

This fox first invaded White House grounds during the government shutdown (remember that?) in October, wreaking havoc on Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden. He settled in when groundskeepers were furloughed, meaning that he has been running free for six months.

And, short of using deadly force, the WSJ reports that White House grounds officials have been trying everything to get him out including spending “hours plotting to lure him into the traps with rotting hunks of chicken, so they could relocate him some 3 miles south to a park along the Potomac River.”

So we put a man on the moon, but we can’t get a fox out of the White House garden. Where’s Olivia Pope when you need her?

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