Media (even international) has been covering that a duck made a nest in front (actually at the back entrance) of the White House and WH security built a fence for it, so that tourists do not bother the duck.

One good thing about living in D.C. -  you can walk down there and see for yourself  Which I did. Actually, I went for the Cherry Blossom but since  I was parked nearby gave a visit to the duck, too, on my way back. Here\’s a photo (sorry the duck was away at that time but  I saw her on my way to the Cherry Blossom - so the duck does exist ):