The following were among cases received recently by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.
Bat Wakes Woman
ALEXANDRIA AREA, Croton Dr., 900 block, 3 a.m. June 2. A woman awoke hearing a bat flying in her bedroom. A company removed the bat and turned it over to an animal control officer. It tested positive for rabies. Residents of the home were advised to consult a doctor.
The following were among cases received recently by the Animal Control Section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For more information, call 703-385-7924 or visit the Web site www.fairfaxva.gov and click on Animals under List of Services.
Duck Maternity Ward in Yard
DUNCAN ST., 9900 block, June 6. A woman and her children discovered that a mallard's nine eggs had hatched in their back yard. Fearing that their dog would harm the fowl, they contacted animal control. An officer caught the ducks and released them in a nearby pond.
Dog in Car; Owner Charged
MAIN ST., 9600 block, June 4. In the afternoon, animal control received reports that a dog was locked in a vehicle at a shopping center. Soon after an officer arrived, the pet's owner returned and was charged with failing to perform the duties of an owner, including providing proper shelter.
Squirrel Receives Aid
FAIRFAX SQ., 9900 block, June 3. A man noticed a squirrel that seemed unable to use its rear legs in front of an apartment complex. An animal control officer found the squirrel beneath a bush. The animal was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Duckling Wanders Alone
MAIN ST., 9900 block, June 7. A business owner noticed a mallard duckling wandering on the sidewalk outside her office. There was no sign of the mother. An animal control officer took the duckling to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Starlings Fall From Nest
GAINSBOROUGH CT., 11000 block, June 5. A woman discovered that two young starlings had fallen from their nest. After not seeing the mother bird for several hours, the woman contacted animal control. The birds were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Ducklings Caught in Stairwell
OLD LEE HWY., 3700 block, June 7. Four ducklings and their mother were found in a stairwell of a medical center, and the ducklings could not get out. An animal control officer was able to capture the ducklings but not the mother. The ducklings were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
-- Compiled by SARAH MARK
and JEAN MACK