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Photo Gallery: Images of Red Foxes in Ocean City

Patch invites readers to submit their own photos of red foxes.

Spotting one of Ocean City's wild red foxes is a surprise and a pleasure — even if it's becoming increasingly common and if the animals seem to be growing increasingly comfortable with the human population around them.

Ocean City resident and real estate agent Joe Sheppard submitted a pair of photos from the Gardens — one of a fox carrying an egg in its mouth, another of a fox getting comfortable on the rooftop of a home near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.

Angela Patterson was in town over Easter weekend and uploaded a photo of a pair of foxes on the beach to our Facebook page.

Ocean City Patch reader "steef," who has submitted some spectacular images over the past year, passed along another — it's now featured above.

"As beautiful as they are, they are wild animals," says Pete Ault, Ocean City's Environmental Commission chairman.

Ault reminds pet owners to make sure their pets are attended to, and he points out the following state Fish, Game and Wildlife page as a good reference for more information on foxes: http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/speciesinfo_fox.htm.

If you have red fox images of your own, click on the "Submit Photos and Videos" button to upload them here.

George April 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Need more foxes in OC :) Kidding aside, we need more red foxes in OC to get all the rabbits who are eating up our expensive landscapng.
Coral April 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
There something you don't see very often walking down the neighborhood sidewalks. :)
DK April 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Tried sending a couple of Red Fox's pics but the executive producers over at Sanford and Son/Warner Bros intercepted them - something about royalty rights...
Ken Cooper April 11, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Great photos Thanks
Newell138 April 11, 2012 at 01:46 PM
we had a gray fox in our cedar tree last fall up on the north end one night. I saw him again the next day walking down the sidewalk and in between some houses. Beautiful animal
Bea April 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM
They may be beautiful, but they WILL go after small pets (like cats). I know this from personal experience. This means keeps your pet inside, folks!
Christopher Boss April 11, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I saw them every time I walked the boardwalk this winter.....They seem harmless one walked beside me all the way down to wonderland pier.
steef April 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
hey, thanks for the shout out in the article! :D
Neil Kaye April 11, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Steef-great shot!
Carol April 11, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I have seen them several times by the long port bridge
Florence Moyer April 11, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I just want to stare at that pic of the two kits. Steef, it's awesome. Thanks for posting.
steef April 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
thanks Neil!
steef April 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Thanks! I'll toss up a couple more
Silver Mariposa April 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM
They are often seen walking over the Longport bridge at nite. I wonder if they have to pay the toll?
Trish April 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Awesome photos!
Richard Jacoby April 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM
We'll be friends forever, Copper
JJ April 18, 2012 at 02:43 AM
The pictures are beautiful, and so is nature. Thats why we need to let nature take its course and feed these animals not us...We are only creating foxes that are dependent on people not their prey. They will help us to control pest problems on the island and this can be carried out if we DONT FEED THEM! These are not domesticated cats or dogs, and as much as I love the beauty of them...please stay away from them and lets not make them the extinct animal.
Kevin Fischer April 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Please resist the temptation to feed, photograph, or approach these animals. The less affraid of humans they are, the worse it is for them. Once they acclimate to human contact they are more likely to be harmed or killed. If you care about these animals and the wild life in Ocean City do not approach them.
Sue July 25, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Saw a fox on the 30th street beach just before sunrise on July 25, 2012. It appeared to have an injured front paw and after scavenging for food, disappeared before the big blue retreat house where there is a lot of trees, vegetation, etc. Pretty amazing to see this here.
Kimmy July 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Recently a den was found under a house at 13th street.
Florence Moyer July 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Wow. People who come on the city-sponsored guided beach walks are really curious about how the animals are doing since Sandy. I've had folks ask about the foxes nearly every week - guess they read about them here on patch!

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