Backyard Foxes: Map Shows Sightings Across Sayville-Bayport

Nearly 70 people share their encounters.

It's not just you seeing furry red foxes in your backyards. According to the more than 70 people who responded to our sightings call-out, these wild canines are turning up in every corner of Sayville, Bayport and Blue Point.

Check out our map above to see where foxes have been spotted, and hear from locals about their fox encounters.

While the map points out nearly 70 sightings, we cannot be sure that in many cases it is the same fox showing up at different places.

Editors Note: Before posting this map we received comments from many in the community concerned that we are promoting trapping or hunting these animals, That is not the case. Our map is meant to show just how widespread these foxes, long considered roamers of more wooded areas, have become in the local suburbs.
Ben Vitale August 31, 2013 at 12:22 PM
My daughter was warned, not to leave her small Dog outside alone, because of the Foxes that reside in her area. (North Ocean Avenue, and 27, Patchogue, NY)
Christine Becker August 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM
I live in Holbrook in a community that backs up the Country Club/Golf Course. We have seen foxes around the golf course for years and see them scurrying down the streets around dusk. It's definitely not just one animal that's traveling.What most people around Long Island don't realize is that these animals have always been here in our wooded areas. Now that we are "building up" we are taking their habitat. Think back to when you were a kid and all the woods in your neighborhood. They aren't there anymore are they? Well....where do you think the animals went?
Lori September 01, 2013 at 11:51 AM
I must agree with SoMo .... How much more building can be done on LI? My Mom use to say that LI was going to sink one day due to all of the building. ENOUGH already! Why can't the wooded areas stay wooded? The traffic around us is crazy already. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like when the new 55+ complex is completed at the top of Sylvan Avenue and Sunrise Hwy service road. For God's sakes... Let nature thrive NOT die!!!! And all for the almighty $$$$. ENOUGH!!! Let the foxes roam.
SayvilleMike September 02, 2013 at 08:18 PM
REALLY??? I maybe the same fox? Have you every driven around the south shore? There are tons of Red Foxes in this area... Not to mention the woman in Sayville that feeds the den of foxes in the marshland by her house. I know this person thinks its cute to feed wild animals...but what's gonna happen when small pets or possibly a child accidentally corners this wild animal. I do not encourage hunting or trapping them...but I do not think we should be feeding them either. But they are Everywhere in Sayville.


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