A fox has reportedly moved onto the White House grounds and has managed to elude groundskeepers supposedly because of the government shutdown.

According to Eddie Gehman Kohan, author of a White House food policy blog, the fox moved onto the forbidden grounds about two weeks ago.

“The wildlife that lives on the historic 18-acre campus—including a newly arrived fox now making a home at the White House—are having a field day,” Kohan wrote in a Friday blog entry.

A Fox Is Actually Living on the White House Lawn & It Has Eluded Authorities Because of the Shutdown

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“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,” he continued.

According to Kohan’s “White House source,” the animal “has been spotted many times at dawn and dusk.”

Foxes have also been spotted recently on the National Mall.

Earlier this month, this reporter saw a pack of foxes near the Washington Monument, which is less than one mile from the White House.

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