A Yorktown woman said she saw a fox in her backyard of her home this morning on Hunterbrook Road.
Police said the area is rural and there are numerous red foxes and grey foxes who habitate the town of Yorktown and it's not uncommon to see them in the early morning hours or at dusk.
"Foxes are very shy of people and if seen will run away," Yorktown Lt. Kevin Soravilla said. "However, if a fox appears sick and disorientated it may be rabid. If so contact the  for assistance. Of course never feed wild animals or leave food in a location where they may feed upon it."
He said besides the possibility of a fox being rabid, they are not dangerous to people.
Residents commented on our Facebook page to say that they too have seen foxes in the area, including Cortlandt, Peekskill, Buchanan, Mahopac and Putnam Valley.
"I see foxes in the street in Mohegan Lake," a person who goes by the name Ricki Butler wrote. "They are mostly nocturnal so I see them darting about at night from time to time. You can tell they're foxes and not cats due to the bushy tails. Nothing new."