Rogue Fox Running Amok on White House Grounds Can’t Be Stopped Due to Shutdown

And don't get us started about the squirrels.

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Not actual White House fox. That guy's way to stealthy to get caught on film.

Facebook isn’t the only campus with a fox on its grounds.

Biding his time, waiting until his spree of terror could go unchecked, a wild fox invaded White House grounds during the government shutdown — the only time that no one could catch him.

Obama Foodorama, a blog dedicated to the Administration’s food and nutrition initiatives, has been reporting how the shutdown has impacted Michelle Obama’s garden. On top of unharvested crops rotting on the vine, editor Eddie Gehman Kohan writes that wildlife “are having a field day.”

And about that fox that’s now living in the seat of American power:  Thanks to the shutdown, groundskeepers have given up on their efforts to catch the elusive creature, who showed up to live inside the White House gates more than two weeks ago.  It has been spotted many times at dawn and dusk, according to the White House source.

And don’t forget about the squirrels. Don’t ever forget about the squirrels.

“The squirrels are always a problem in the garden, eating the berry crop in the summer months,” Kohan wrote. “But they’re now kids in a candy store, gorging themselves.”

The Atlantic noted that this isn’t the first time a fox made an unsolicited governmental appearance. Of course, when the creature showed up at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002, officials were able to take proper measures, even employing “two American foxhounds and a border terrier.” Guess foxhounds and border terriers are “non-essential” these days.