Community Wildlife. Please remember -- we share our land with many different forms of wildlife -- deer, opossums, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, rabbits, feral cats, critters with long furless tails -- the list is endless. Wildlife are not pets and should be treated with both caution and the respect they deserve. Please leave them alone if you see them. They are not to be petted. Their dens are not to be visited. They are not to be chased. They are not to be fed. In general, we can safely, and peacefully cohabitate and they will leave us alone. However, if you corner any wild animal, they may very well act out to protect themselves.
Lately, we are seeing what seem to be many foxes. In reality, there are probably 3-4 foxes in our community. The same foxes travel our entire area. Foxes are out during the day now foraging for food to feed their young. The number of coyotes is unknown and their behavior far less predictable. Give them a wide berth. Do not leave your cats outside to roam. Do not leave your small dogs unattended.
If and only if wildlife become aggressive then call Fairfax County Animal Protection Police (703-691-2131).