Fairfax County

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.

Biting Snake Gets Reprieve

QUIGG ST., 7500 block. A man was bitten on the hand by a two-foot copperhead when he picked it up to remove it from his garage. The man was taken to a hospital; the snake was released to the wild.

Rabid Bat in Home

RICHMOND HWY., 7900 block, 3:30 a.m. July 17. A man found a bat in his apartment and took it to the county shelter. The bat, which was dead upon arrival, tested positive for rabies.

Fairfax City

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.

Squirrel Caught in House

PROVIDENCE WAY, 10500 block, July 16. A woman called animal control about a squirrel that entered her home. An officer set two traps in the house, and the animal was found in a trap the next day. It was released to the wild.

Stray Pit Bull Caught

ALLISON CIR., 4200 block, July 18. A parking enforcement officer reported a stray pit bull. The animal was caught, and an animal control officer found the owner, who was charged with failing to obtain a city dog license.

Children Find Baby Sparrow

MAPLE ST., 10700 block, July 19. Children found a newborn sparrow in a carport at a house. An animal control officer took the bird to a wildlife rehabilitator.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS