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Fox Spotted Sunday Behind Home on Cranford Avenue

A fox was seen in an undeveloped area of Cranford Avenue.

A resident of Cranford Avenue spotted a fox in a wooded area behind her home Sunday afternoon.

Captain Cliff Auchter said it is not unusual to see foxes or even bears in that area. Auchter added that foxes are "generally shy."

The Associated Humane Society, which serves the town of Westfield, recommended keeping children indoors in neighborhoods following a recent fox sighting.

If a fox becomes a concern for families with young children, the society offers a fox trap, which can assist in capturing the animal. After the fox has been caught, the Humane Society will pick him up and take him to a fish, game and wildlife preserve.

For more information, call the Associated Humane Society at 973-824-7080.

Mark Friedman January 30, 2012 at 07:53 PM
there have been a number of foxes over at Shackamaxon as well, for quite some time.
Mike January 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I have had a number of red fox sightings around Belvidere Avenue recently
Pete January 31, 2012 at 12:28 AM
If families with young children become a concern for foxes, are there child traps available?
Nancy Welch January 31, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Nothing too new--we have had foxes around here for some years now-they come and go. Some probably live over on the golf coourse ( Echo Lake C.C.) or come out of the park. ( Echo Lake Park)
harry February 03, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Really, bears too? Foxes live on the nortthside as well, a rare sighting or two over the past decade, personally.
judy schneider March 09, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Please people don't panic - Foxes are a good thing. For all of you who complain about the geese population - this is the natural solution. It is nature taking care of the balance. The foxes will keep down the bird population. Foxes are shy and unagressive. And please teach your children to respect wildlife not throw things at them or chase them - humans and nature can live together.

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