A different kind of plumber’s snake: Buchanan St., 300 block, Dec. 23. A woman reported that a boy had released a python into a sewer because he could no longer care for it. An animal control officer could not locate the boy.
Owner is issued a citation: Key Dr., 1300 block, Dec. 22. A police officer was bitten by a resident’s dog while checking on a house. The bite left no puncture wounds, and the dog was current on its rabies vaccination, but the animal was unlicensed.
Trap-Neuter-Return program:The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering a workshop to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. For information, visit the league’s Web site.
Open house for King Street Cats: Adoptable cats can be viewed from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 25 S. Dove St. For information, visit www.kingstreetcats.org.
Bat control: S. Oakland St., 2100 block, Dec. 10. An animal control officer captured a bat in a residence and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator. The homeowner was told to seal entry points.
Neighbor finds cat: N. 12th St., 2500 block, Dec. 11. A man was reunited with his cat after filing a missing-animal report. It had been gone for four days.
Bat out cold: S. Buchanan St., 900 block, Dec. 19. A woman reported a bat on the ground in front of her apartment building. An animal control officer picked up the stunned animal and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Foul hawk: S. Four Mile Run Dr., 4200 block, Dec. 20. An animal control officer coaxed a Cooper’s hawk out of a netted batting cage, and the bird flew away.