Most Recent Possible Sightings

Confirmed Sighting: May 9 2012, north Chevy Chase. [2011]December 11, neighborhood outside Colombia Country Club. October 20, Colombia Country Club. September 14, Candy Cane City and into Rock Creek Park. September 7 or 8, Brookville and Shepherd in Chevy Chase, and then back south on Connecticut to Chevy Chase circle (where she is getting water, we believe). August 28th, on Thornapple in Chevy Chase, and then headed south on Connecticut!

(For other sightings, see archive at the bottom of the page.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update on Chevy Chase/Rock Creek Sighting activities alert calls are now going out to folks living within 1.2 miles from the recent sighting.

A couple of volunteers are out putting up flyers and Beth and I will be out this evening. I also placed a few flyers this morning. (11:30 PM update, flyers placed by folks today are on this new map.)

Sam, the tracker's, advice and thoughts on flyering and what we're looking for are:

I would shotgun the posters out (fan-like) from where we stopped, on up Brookville and the surrounding neighborhoods for at least 2 miles. Eventhough the track didn't go down in the park last night, that was a very small snapshot in time compared to when she was seen on Saturday. She may well be going down there for water on a regular basis and may even have a den down there. I agree that there are still a lot of questions that need to be resolved with regard to her travel pattern and where she is eating. We had some evidence last night on the track that she may be feeding herself at least part of the time by hunting small critters.

Here's a log of last night's track (click for larger version):

A number of people are also sending out information on listservs and using social media, which we greatly appreciate. We're hoping to find time to do more of that soon...

Sam is planning to return tomorrow at 6PM to continue tracking... hopefully by then we'll have some more recent sightings to follow.

On a separate note, an ad will appear in StreetSense tomorrow (the local paper run and distributed by homeless people in Washington DC area), that may also generate a number of sightings.

More soon and thank you!

Jeff (and Beth)


  1. Have emailed friends in that neighborhood and at least one has posted to neighborhood listserv. Fingers crossed!

  2. I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for y'all!