Coyote sighting in Bridgehampton

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the first officially confirmed Long Island coyote sighting in Bridgehampton, after farmer Richard Wesnofske, 50, said he saw the creature in his potato field in neighboring Water Mill. (June 24, 2013) (Credit: Rick Wesnofske)

The first officially confirmed Long Island coyote sighting was announced Monday by the Department of Environmental Conservation in Bridgehampton, and the agency is investigating whether others are in the area, a spokesman said.

"To the best of my knowledge, this is the first confirmed sighting in Nassau and Suffolk counties," Bill Fonda of the DEC said in an email. "DEC would not expect to...

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