Case acceptance date: 5/10/2023 07:30
Went MISSING: 4/7/2023
Soup’s family had just traveled from Washington DC to Frisco Texas for a permanent move. When they arrived at their new home and while the family vehicle was being unloaded, Soup jumped out and ran fast. Thankfully he didn’t go too far but he has eluded his family’s every attempt at capture for several weeks. Soup’s family has gone to the ends of the earth to get the word out for sightings and they have set traps all over the neighborhood but he has completely avoided them. Our Team jumped in to assist due to Soups extreme elusiveness.
🔴‼️ WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! ~ 📤 PLEASE SHARE in this areas’ lost/found social groups, private pages, NextDoor, etc! We are trying to expand the public reach so that we can get MORE SIGHTINGS of him. We are using all of the reported sightings to diligently track his movements, patterns, routes of travel, dens, etc, which helps us navigate to his precise location. This information also helps us know where to place our feeding stations which we use to lure him to various locations that we want him to be.
🌭 PLEASE DON’T FEED HIM… we will ensure that he is getting the nutrition that he needs once he visits the station. Feeding him will hinder our ability to capture him.
❗️Approaching Soup will cause him to run further and could push him into dangerous traffic.
Our Team put boots on the ground today, surveyed the area and started building our case grid map. We reviewed the underground tunnel system maps and mapped all of his most recent sightings. We were able to locate Soup fairly quickly but we witnessed that he runs even as vehicles drive by. He is most certainly in Flight Mode. We deployed cameras underground, above ground, and one baited live trap down in the tunnel system.
Boots On The Ground Time: 6 Hours
Soup did not visit the trap at all yesterday or overnight last night. We were on site again today and we freshened the food in our live trap and we deployed two more camera monitored feeding stations down in the tunnel system. We are going to wait and see if he shows up today and overnight before we make our next move.
Boots On The Ground Time: 5.25 hours
Soup has not yet visited the underground feeding station nor the top side feeding station to date. We have freshened the food daily. We know he is in the immediate area but he is just not hungry. Someone is most likely feeding him which is hindering his ability to be captured. Please keep spreading the word NOT TO FEED Soup!
Boots On The Ground Time: 3 hours
Soup visited one of our topside feeding stations briefly tonight but he only stayed for a second and did not eat. 😰 He is so incredibly petrified. There is no trap set at this location. We wanted to leave it trap free so that he will relax and eat so that he will keep coming back. There was irresistible boiled chicken and fried chicken tenders pieces in the food bowl.
Tonight is the first time that Soup returned to the current feeding station after his very brief overnight visit on Thursday. During the day we see on camera that there are off leash pets walking by the feeding station and at night the wildlife now pay a visit so this feeding station location is no longer ideal. We are moving the station to a new location. The other challenge is that Soup is not eating when he visits the station so we know someone is feeding him somewhere.
Soup is still being seen periodically but he would not enter any of our traps topside or underground so we pulled them. We are focusing on trying to get him eating at a topside feeding station so that we can condition him for capture using our large corral trap that we use for elusive canines.
Soups family is replenishing the feeding station daily and continuing to pass out flyers to all neighbors in the area to try to get more sightings and to reach the person who is feeding him so that they will stop.
Boots On The Ground Time: 4 hours
We have cameras both above ground and underground monitoring his movements and behaviors. This intel helps us logistically build our capture plan and get 30 steps ahead of him! 😽
Capture Plan is in place! Our team and Soups‘ parents staged on site and engaged our capture plan for 7.5 hours today but Soup did not show up. Our capture plan is a very technical capture but we cannot give precise details until after capture in order to protect the integrity of the plan. Soups dad must take a short work break so we will try again in a few hours and stage overnight.
We are on Soup time!
Boots On The Ground Time: 7.5 hours
Our team and Soups parents are staged again on site for a possible nighttime capture. If he shows up we will get him! We are on Soup time and it’s a game of chance. We are staged in our vehicles and our team is watching Netflix waiting for motion alarms to go off!
Our team and Soups parents are still on site staged for capture this hour but he was a no-show all day yesterday and overnight. He is roaming such a large area that it’s by chance that he just didn’t make his way to the capture area this time. We will be demobilizing soon for rest but we will be back soon!
Boots On The Ground Time: 9.25 hours
Collin County, Texas, United States
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