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.)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Getting Closer

We have made a lot of phone calls, sent a lot of emails, and generally appealed to a lot of people and gov't entities in pursuit of permission to place a trap, and we are getting closer.  After we have permission from . . . someone . . . we can then pick a place for it, set a schedule for checking it, give people instructions regarding what to do if Sassafras is found there or if another animal is found there, etc. 

It takes a lot of planning and a lot of dedicated volunteers to make something like this happen - especially when we're looking at it as a long-term project.  So we thank all of you who have spoken up to say you'd be willing to help us - it's incredible.


  1. You're doing the right thing. We support you. You've made a good faith effort to get permission and you got it from one agency. I say let's go! We'll support you.

  2. I am so happy you are getting closer and many people are supporting you.

    My Christmas wish is to have Sassafras home.

    I wish you all the best of luck.

  3. Did you see the story about Petunia in the WAPO today? She was gone for 8 years and was found. Don't give up. I hope Sassafras has an equally happy ending as Petunia. Happy Holidays.