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Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: NatureMan ()
Date: September 03, 2010 12:39PM

Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?

ALL I see are deers on Pleasant Valley Rd!!!

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Capt. Obvious ()
Date: September 03, 2010 12:45PM

Fox are all over the place, even in densely populated areas inside the beltway. Not sure about bear.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: September 03, 2010 12:49PM

You have to go west to Fauquier and Warren counties to see bear.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: September 03, 2010 12:59PM

Foxes are very good at hiding themselves from people, but there's probably a few living quite close to you.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: anml tmr ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:04PM

foxes are everywhere, just go out early in the morning (6am). ive seen several at the elementary school in my neighborhood while walking my dog.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:08PM

Watch out if you let your cats out of the house. Foxes seriously fuck up cats, for some reason they feel really threatened by them.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:18PM

NatureMan Wrote:
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> Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where
> can I find them?
>
> ALL I see are deers on Pleasant Valley Rd!!!

http://tinyurl.com/35vhd7a

http://tinyurl.com/39vg8xj

"deers" I can't help with.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Thigh Master ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:20PM

Virginia is bringing back the Elk. We should start to see more Sasquatch. They love elk meat.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:29PM

Lots of foxes. You're more likely to hear them than see them.


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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:47PM

Yeah I heard one once when I was out having a smoke and I thought someone was getting murdered.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: BlackFox? ()
Date: September 03, 2010 01:59PM

I've never even heard of a Black Fox.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Capt. Obvious ()
Date: September 03, 2010 02:11PM

BlackFox? Wrote:
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> I've never even heard of a Black Fox.

Well, now you have.

THERE IS A BLACK FOX Pictures, Images and Photos

They even have a lounge they hang out in near DuPont.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 03, 2010 02:59PM

What, no picture of hairy black men? C'mon...you guys are slipping.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: dika-dika ()
Date: September 03, 2010 03:11PM

At any Fairfax Country park table, betcha haven't looked. Hiding in plain sight.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: hairyblackman ()
Date: September 03, 2010 03:19PM

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 03, 2010 08:11PM

I have a family of raccoons in my yard, and a few winters back I had the chance to watch their baby as he made his way down the tree for the first time. A family of fox live here as well, and they den in my neighbor's yard. The fox is funny, because I just saw him again the other night, and he always uses the sidewalk for his late night strolls lol.

We also had huge cat paw-prints sighted by a neighbor recently, and they were either from the 40 lb. Bobcat that was witnessed in the area a few years ago, or they were from a transient Mountain Lion.

As for Black Bears, they're rare, but they do show up. Usually they appear in the more heavily wooded sections of the County, such as Clifton.

We have also seen Coyotes in my neighborhood, but the last time they were observed was by a neighbor 10-15 years ago.

Some people claim to see lone Wolves now-and-again near Quantico, and while they're most likely Coyotes, nothing is out of the question to be perfectly honest.


Oh yeah, that Fox scream as well, it took me a while to figure out what it was. It used to freak me out when I was walking near the woods late-at-night, until I figured out what the deal was. Fox make all sorts of noises, and my friend who does security used to always hear a coughing sound at night during his rounds. He swore it was a person, but he never found anyone. Then one night, right when he was looking at the Fox, he heard him make the noise and finally figured it out. I also came across a Fox vs. Raccoon gang fight behind my house one night, and boy, was that one hell of a racket! I broke it up, and they never fought again.

When the Bobcat was around here, a family member of mine swore they heard a woman screaming in the woods. No one was out there, but that's when I remembered that Bobcats and Cougars make those sounds. We also had something slam into our deck gate and shake the wall of the house, and my best guess is that the cat was trying to chase down some prey (Which, lucky for it, managed to slip away through the posts).

Oh, and yeah, there's a particular type of owl that makes a noise almost like a police siren winding up, and I heard that once as well.

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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 03, 2010 08:17PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Watch out if you let your cats out of the house.
> Foxes seriously fuck up cats, for some reason they
> feel really threatened by them.


You won't believe this, but my naive neighbors still left their cat out after we warned them about the Fox. They called Fairfax Animal Control, and the Animal Control people allegedly told them that Fox don't bother cats. What a load of horseshit. Some fam of mine had their cat killed by a Fox years back, and that was only because her cat accidentally got out. To intentionally leave your pet in harms way though? It's insane (Eventually my neighbor's cat was killed by another neighbor's crazy dog).

I bet my first cat could've really fucked up a Fox back in her prime, though. She regularly laid the smackdown on dogs. Still, I wouldn't let her out of the house.

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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: September 03, 2010 09:18PM

I used to see a fox every month or two on late night walks in the Clifton/Centreville area. Unfortunately, I've pretty much replaced my late night walks with my mini elliptical, so I haven't seen him in awhile. Gorgeous creature though.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 03, 2010 10:56PM

Drive down the GW Parkway south of Old Town around 11 o'clock at night, and there's about a 2 out of 3 chance you'll see a fox. You'll see the eyes in your headlights as they move into the brush when they see a car coming, and you can clearly make out the body shape. They're all over the place out by the river.

Racoons are all around, too, and I hate them. My neighbors went away for several months last year and the racoons built a nest underneath their deck. The little bastards would crawl along the fencetops at night and occasionally take a shit near people's doors. When they fight each other they make the most godawful screeching noises, sounds like babies being put through a meatgrinder. And the carry rabies to boot.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: General Lee ()
Date: September 04, 2010 02:07AM

I've seen bears in Front Royal. I've seen fox at Chantilly Country Club.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: stargazer ()
Date: September 04, 2010 08:09AM

I almost hit a bear while driving on Waterfall Road in Prince William a few years back. There are a couple of bears that live in that area; they've been known to wander around school yards in Haymarket causing lockdowns.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: September 04, 2010 11:34AM

I've seen Black Bears in Clifton and have foxes running around my neighborhood in Fairfax. A pretty big red fox strolled right past me while I was in my backyard, as if he was just out for a sunday walkabout.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: September 04, 2010 12:09PM

I took this picture at Great Falls Park last year. He just stood there and looked at me for awhile, it sorta made me laugh.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 04, 2010 01:13PM

Numbers Wrote:
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> I've seen Black Bears in Clifton and have foxes
> running around my neighborhood in Fairfax. A
> pretty big red fox strolled right past me while I
> was in my backyard, as if he was just out for a
> sunday walkabout.




Foxes are pretty bold, so are skunk. They have no problem getting close to houses.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Bounce House ()
Date: September 04, 2010 07:44PM

I saw a bear with three cubs on Snickersville Turnpike just two weekends ago. Mama was standing guard in the road as the cubs crossed. Super cool. I got one shitty pic but still cant figure out how to post a pic from an IPhone.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Shenandoah Creek ()
Date: September 05, 2010 12:17AM

Prince William National Forest has a "healthy" black bear population according to park officials, but I've never seen one there. Quantico MCB is also supposed to have a lot of black bears. Last year a black bear tried to get into a grocery store in Stafford. So they're here. I've seen several foxes on my street (in Manassas) over the years. One has been lurking about the last several months. And if you're interested in wildlife, the coyote population has been growing in leaps and bounds in northern Virginia the last few years. I've heard the presence of coyotes reduces the fox population.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Les ()
Date: September 05, 2010 12:56AM

I must have come near a fox with kits last night. I heard about three or four different canines barking. As I was walking away on the path, one of the them was apparently walking in the woods parallel to me and continued barking at me.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Lummsy ()
Date: September 07, 2010 09:40PM

Black bears can probably be found around Great Falls, possibly on the Mason Neck and in the SW areas of the county. They are all over the place in the outer suburbs.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: September 07, 2010 10:43PM

Not fairfax but we saw a large black bear in our yard down at Wintergreen this wknd. He bolted when I hit the car horn. My kids had playing in that exact spot earlier that morning.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 07, 2010 10:47PM

496 Wrote:
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> Not fairfax but we saw a large black bear in our
> yard down at Wintergreen this wknd. He bolted when
> I hit the car horn. My kids had playing in that
> exact spot earlier that morning.



Wait. Back up. There are little spawns of 496 running around the world?

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Britdrnva~ ()
Date: September 08, 2010 12:01AM

Go to Great Meadows atop Skyline Drive right around dusk, park and walk around to where the woods meet the meadows. I can guarantee you'll see bears. I've been up there a half dozen times and seen loads of them every time. Haven't been in winter time mind you. Spring-Summer are the times I've seen them. Haven't seen any in this area. I remember a while back there was a bear cub at the Dulles Marriot lake area.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: bitch ()
Date: September 08, 2010 12:27AM

just saw one tonight on oakton road

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: 10inchdonkey ()
Date: September 08, 2010 03:59AM

i saw a black bear at fairfax country club golf club this summer at the golf course on the 10th hole i shit you not.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: foxy ()
Date: September 08, 2010 07:15AM

They're everywhere in Vienna, just saw one biking Monday on the neighborhood street. It ran down the sewer drain when we got close, I suspect it uses the sewer systems to get around without being seen during the day.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Duchess ()
Date: September 08, 2010 09:25AM

Foxes cry like some demented baby - weird piercing cry. Surely you have heard that sound?

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Bob in Southeast Loudoun ()
Date: September 08, 2010 09:34AM

NatureMan Wrote:
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> Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where
> can I find them?
>
> ALL I see are deers on Pleasant Valley Rd!!!

A young bear was spotted a few months ago near Pinebrook Elementary School in Aldie. Someone got some pictures of the young feller.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 08, 2010 09:36AM

This thread could go very very wrong right about now.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: September 08, 2010 09:51AM

eesh Wrote:
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> 496 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Not fairfax but we saw a large black bear in
> our
> > yard down at Wintergreen this wknd. He bolted
> when
> > I hit the car horn. My kids had playing in that
> > exact spot earlier that morning.
>
>
> Wait. Back up. There are little spawns of 496
> running around the world?


Yes. And they are real people unlike you and your 12 aliases.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 08, 2010 01:07PM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> This thread could go very very wrong right about
> now.





This thread has been surprisingly free of any reference or pics to the other type of bear and cubs.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: September 08, 2010 01:14PM

Top men are currently pursuing all black bears in the area.

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As far as black foxes go...

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: BrianSchoeneman ()
Date: September 08, 2010 05:01PM

We used to see a ton of foxes near Fairfax Corner.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: strat ()
Date: September 08, 2010 05:26PM

Thanks for the youtube clip. I finally know what the hell I hear when sitting outside in the hot tub.

I've seen red and grey foxes around Merrifield, along with the everpresent deer, raccoons, and red-shouldered hawks.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: September 09, 2010 06:43AM

Plenty of wildlife at GMU . . .

I once saw a wild turkey running across the softball field closest to University Drive. I saw a piebald deer (in a small herd) near the West Lot Circle.

There is a fox den near the entrance to the intramural fields.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: September 20, 2010 11:37AM

There is a fox flatted on bradock rd between burke station and twin brooke.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: September 20, 2010 11:50AM

foxy Wrote:
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> They're everywhere in Vienna, just saw one biking
> Monday on the neighborhood street.


That would be quite a sight.

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Re: Has anyone seen a black bear or fox in NoVA? Where can I find them?
Posted by: neighbor on Snickersville Turnpi ()
Date: June 25, 2014 06:49PM

I saw a large black bear on snikersville turnpike by what used to be Dinwitty Farm he/she crossed the turnpike and walked thru the high grass field

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