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.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

John Kelly of the Washington Post Features Sass, Again!

John Kelly updated his readers about Sassafras in today's Washington Post.  In the past, his columns have been a boon to us because the audience for them is so great.  As it stands, we are still working on getting a trap out more permanently, and we need to talk to the tracker about how to maximize our very small chance of catching her.

Over the weekend, volunteer Ed put up a trap on the trail and caught a cat one night, and a raccoon another, but no Sassafras.  We cannot thank him enough for his efforts.

For us, 2011 is an annis horribilis because of her loss.  We'd really like to call 2012 a annus mirabilis.


  1. Sassafras is bound to go in the humane trap some day with food and your scent in there. I hope you won't give up on her. I sympathize it must be frustrating and it is heartbreaking but she will come back to her family. Do not lose hope and ask for all the help that you need. Many people think of you and Sassafras.

    Best wishes for 2012 in finding your Sassafras.