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.)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Possible Sighting? Behind Fire Station in Chevy Chase behind Connecticut and Dunlop

Sara called at 1:45 today saying she saw a beagle at about 1:35PM barking and running behind the fire station at Connecticut and Dunlop in Chevy Chase. This is consistent with sightings in the past, but it's been at least a year since we've had a successful track. What Sara described was not detailed enough to confirm nor deny it was Sassafras, so we've asked her to continue to keep her eye out and try to capture a picture.

Anyone in that neighborhood, we ask to please do the same.

From our FAQ:  Q: What should I do if I see her?

Snap a picture on your phone/camera if you have one. Make a mental note of what you see (dog size and coloring, especially face and tail) and exact location. Then immediately call us (and email us later). Call us anytime! Calling her name or chasing her is very unlikely to work; it will just scare her and she’ll be off again.

Please don't chase her, or try to grab her. She's wicked fast, and she'll run away. She won't take a treat from a stranger's hand, so you will not be able to grab her. (Trust us! We know our dog!)

If she's in a yard where you can keep her contained, please do so. It might mean closing a gate, or tossing her something to eat from afar. Then call us ASAP!

The only possible way she might - and this is a big might - approach a person is if you take the least defensive posture possible for a human to take. That means you don't look at her, you lie down flat, and you make soft noises. She might - big might - might just come close to investigate.

Some more advice:

  • She is very skittish, so please ignore her and call us immediately 
  • Please don't talk to her, yell at her or call her 
  • Don't stare at her or clap your hands
  • Don't follow her
  • Any attention will only make her more afraid. Call us so we can help her.

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