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TELL US: Have You Seen the Red Fox of Hazlet?

A resident said she spotted a red fox crossing Florence Avenue Tuesday morning....Have you?

On Tuesday, Veronica Smilovic stopped in Hazlet Police Headquarters to report she had seen a bushy-tailed red fox cross right in front of her car on Florence Avenue, at Gregory Street, not far from the Airport Plaza shopping center in Hazlet.  

"It scared me," she said. "It was as big as a dog!"

Just how common are fox sightings around these parts? Please post your experiences in the comments. 

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Chief July 04, 2012 at 04:28 AM
I realize that the development/environmental community of northern Holmdel/Hazlet/Middletown differs vastly from southern Holmdel, but I have seen numerous red foxes along Rt. 520, near the intersection of Crawfords Corner and Rt. 520, for at least 5 years. In fact, I spotted a red fox in my development while I was running earlier in the night.
Jon Boody July 04, 2012 at 11:31 AM
She stopped into police headquarters to report seeing a fox? I don't suppose that fox was stealing jewelry from a local residence or mugging a pedestrian! Attempted carjacking, maybe? I'm sure those lonely police officers were happy to have someone there to help pass their time.
Christina Johnson (Editor) July 04, 2012 at 12:01 PM
With small children playing in yards in the summer, the mother thought best to let police know about the wild animal on the loose. But the police are not taking any particular action.
common sense July 04, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I saw a red fox this past Monday, early evening, off Schanck Rd behind the Holmdel Cemetery while I was taking my garbage to the curb. It was kind of large.
bud July 04, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The fox is an ex-patriate of Holmdel. We have lots of em. Usually not a problem, since they usually are not seen during the day. If you see one during the day, acting weird, it is probably rabid and you should report it. PLEEEEZE do not start shooting every fox in sight, since they control pests like rats!
Mike Simpson July 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
For anyone interested in the foxes of NJ (!!) there is lots of info here.... http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/speciesinfo_fox.htm
mary moran July 04, 2012 at 07:47 PM
saw one early morning on line road in holmdel
G July 04, 2012 at 07:55 PM
We had one in our wooded backyard in Holmdel a number of times, but we haven't seen him in a bit. Sadly, we recently saw one dead on Holmdel Road not far from our house and we fear it was the same fox. Beautiful animals.
Jim July 04, 2012 at 08:35 PM
We often see them in southern Holmdel and one included our yard in his range within the last year. They are beautiful animals and this one is doing a great job of pest control. Finally the groundhog population has been reduced. I hope this guy sticks around.
Michael July 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I live with a fox.
JosephGhabourLaw July 05, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Welcome to the suburbs! Foxes are common wildlife, and won't cause problems if you don't attract them. Keep all food well secured, keep an eye on your kids, and if you feel they are getting too close to children make noise or use a garden hose. Racoons are far more dangerous then foxes, and particularly love an easy to access trash can. You might want to watch out for foxes getting to your trampoline as well . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8xJtH6UcQY
BONNIE CHAIMOWITZ July 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Very sadly, I have to say I saw the red fox this morning. It had been hit by a car on 35N. :(

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