Arctic Fox Mistaken For 'Injured Dog' In South Lyon

The fox is recovering at the Howell Nature Center.

WWJ News
February 20, 2020 - 8:05 pm
South Lyon Arctic Fox

Photo: South Lyon Police Department


SOUTH LYON, Mich. (WWJ) -- An arctic fox is recovering at the Howell Nature Center after it was discovered in South Lyon Thursday and mistaken for an injured dog.

The South Lyon Police Department posted a picture of the fox on Facebook Thursday afternoon, saying it had been spotted by a high school and initially thought to be a dog.

"Have you ever seen an Arctic Fox? Neither had we until this afternoon when we responded to an “injured dog” complaint by the high school," the post said. "The fox was taken to the Howell Nature Center for a checkup and care. Thank you to Kiki and Heather at the nature center."

The female fox is reportedly named Khadi and is kept as a pet. She is expected to be reunited with its owner Friday, according to a report from WXYZ. 

A spokesperson for the nature center tells WWJ their clinic team is assessing the fox to determine whether or not it has sustained any injuries. They expect to release more information Friday.

It was not clear how the fox wound up at the high school.