Fox Sighted in West Long Branch

Animal control and police searching for animal


The West Long Branch Police and Animal Control Officer Jim Miller are searching for a fox that been sighted in the borough.

The fox has reportedly been sighted in the northwest section of the borough, according to the West Long Branch Police's Facebook page.

"Animal control and the PD are aware of it and working toward trapping it for relocation," a message of the Facebook page states.

The fox is very skinny and appears to have patches of hair missing.


-She September 11, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I see one almost every night. Are we not suppose to see fox? The fox I see appears skinny also.. and seems to be a "Red Haired" fox. I live on the boarder of WLB. Look in the golf course (Old Orchard), I'm sure you will see one.
beachlover September 11, 2012 at 05:09 AM
I didn't think it was unusual to see foxes. They are probably looking for it because it is mangy. There has been one over by me on the Eatontown/WLB/Oakhurst area. It was red and furry at the end of the spring and the last time I saw it--mid summer--it was mangy looking. Poor thing. Perhaps it's the same one? It goes in the woods near my house.
beachlover September 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I just saw one this morning while walking my son to the bus. She was pretty though. Not missing any fur. She just sat there as we walked past. On my way back from the bus stop she trotted off into the woods. Just another wild animal around here. Don't know what all the fuss is about and why it needs to be "relocated". Relocate the Opposums. Those things are nasty! LOL
anne henderson September 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
The fox I have seen on my street is not pretty. It is sickly looking. It has been in my yard numerous times, lingering on my driveway and on my neighbors front porch. It has tried to attack my dogs (2 small dogs) and they are now so frightened they will not go out in the backyard. It was on my driveway again this afternoon. I am told that a small cat that belongs to a family on my street (Weston Way) and a small dog that belongs to a family on Meadow Lane are both missing and feared that the fox may have attacked them. I am concerned about this and I hope we are not waiting for a small child to get attacked by this animal.
Lauren Leverich October 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
The fox is safe and being cared for properly. It is expected to fully recover from a case of mange within the next few months.


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