Photos of animals wandering around Long Island and the area.

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Officials in Merrick say red foxes have taken up residence at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve.

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A cow escaped a slaughterhouse in Jamaica, Queens, on Friday, April 1, 2016. An NYPD spokeswoman said a slaughterhouse near the college's Jamaica campus was unloading the cow from a truck when it broke loose about 10 a.m. The animal ran down the street and into a fenced-in grassy field near 160th Street and Liberty Avenue.The cow will live out its days at an upstate refuge, thanks to Jon Stewart, the former host of "The Daily Show" and his wife, Tracey, who picked up the creature from a Brooklyn animal control center, where it was brought after its capture, and will bring the lucky escapee to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, the sanctuary said in a statement.

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Hermes, a harbor seal is released in front of over 450 spectators that braved the cold on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Two male harbor seals named Ares and Hermes that had been rescued in the fall of 2015 and were successfully rehabilitated by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

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Ares, a harbor seal gets released in front of over 450 spectators that braved the cold on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Two male harbor seals named Ares and Hermes that had been rescued in the fall of 2015 and were successfully rehabilitated by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

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Ares, a harbor seal gets ready for his release in front of over 450 spectators that braved the cold on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Two male harbor seals named Ares and Hermes that had been rescued in the fall of 2015 and were successfully rehabilitated by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

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Hermes, a harbor seal gets released in front of over 450 spectators that braved the cold on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Two male harbor seals named Ares and Hermes that had been rescued in the fall of 2015 and were successfully rehabilitated by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

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Scientists take a blood sample from a captured juvenile sand tiger shark before releasing the animal in Long Island's Great South Bay.

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Animal rescuer Patricia Amendolia of Kings Park kisses one of two American Pekin ducks she helped remove from Lake Ronkonkoma Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The ducks were removed to be placed in a safer environment.

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Animal rescuer Patricia Amendolia of Kings Park reaches through weeds in Lake Ronkonkoma to remove one of two American Pekin ducks from the lake Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

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Nesconset Fire Department Water Rescue Supervisor Bill Pfeiffer and Patricia Amendolia of Kings Park, remove one of two American Pekin ducks from Lake Ronkonkoma Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The ducks were removed to be placed in a safer environment.

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Nesconset Fire Department Water Rescue Supervisor Bill Pfeiffer and Patricia Amendolia of Kings Park, work to safely catch and remove two American Pekin ducks from Lake Ronkonkoma on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. In the colder months, the lake freezes, which would leave the flightless ducks with few ways to find food or dodge predators.

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Suffolk SPCA Sgt. Michael Allen with a pig found wandering in East Patchogue on Oct. 8, 2015.

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Nassau and Suffolk county police respond to the scene of a goose and its goslings that crossed the eastbound lanes of the LIE near Exit 48 in Plainview on Monday, May 12, 2014. The family stopped at the expressway's divider.

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The 3-foot crocodile was turned in to the Suffolk SPCA by the Town of Huntington.

Momma fox checking on her 6 kits.

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A deer is cornered at the Harbor Crab Co. restaurant in Patchogue where it was rescued by Suffolk County Emergency Services. One of the restaurant's co-owners said it looks like the deer smashed through a front window and was trying to smash through a rear window when it was caught. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescue an injured swan in Santapogue Creek in West Babylon. (Sept. 18, 2013)

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A group of raccoons take a break from Dumpster diving in Manhasset and pose for a photo taken by Claire Vodicka of Syosset. The raccoons were safely removed by professionals to another area. (Aug. 12, 2013)

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Venomous Portuguese man-of-wars, native to the Pacific and Indian oceans, have washed up in the Hamptons. (July 1, 2013)

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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)

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Suffolk County police responding to a report of a large bird running through West Riviera Drive near Kissimee Road in Copiague found the bird had fallen into the canal and was struggling to get out. (May 27, 2013)

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Four young alligators were captured near a Peconic River boat ramp in Calverton. (April 19, 2013)

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One of four young alligators captured near a boat ramp on the Peconic River in Calverton. (April 19, 2013)

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One of four young alligators captured near a boat ramp on the Peconic River in Calverton. (April 19, 2013)

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One of four young alligator captured near a boat ramp on the Peconic River in Calverton. (April 19, 2013)

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One of four young alligators captured near a boat ramp on the Peconic River in Calverton. (April 19, 2013)

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Center Moriches firefighter Greg Matonis (right) rescues a seagull tangled in a tree at Kaler's Pond in Center Moriches on Sunday morning. Matonis, also a wildlife animal expert, was assisted by fellow firefighter Brian Deedy (left) in the rescue. (March 31, 2013)

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Suffolk County polices place an injured fox into a box after they removed it from the backyard of a home in East Islip. (March 30, 2013)

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A great horned owl that was found in Fort Salonga tangled in a soccer net is held by Janine Bendicksen at the Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown. (March 23, 2013)

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A great horned owl that was found in Fort Salonga tangled in a soccer net is held by Janine Bendicksen at the Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown. (March 23, 2013)

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A great horned owl that was found in Fort Salonga tangled in a soccer net is held by Janine Bendicksen at the Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown, NY. The Owl suffered injuries to it wings and is being rehabilitated at the center. (March 23, 2013)

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A great horned owl that was found in Fort Salonga tangled in a soccer net is held by Janine Bendicksen at the Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown. The Owl suffered injuries to its wings and is being rehabilitated at the center. (March 23, 2013)

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A great horned owl that was found in Fort Salonga tangled in a soccer net is held by Janine Bendicksen at the Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown. (March 23, 2013)

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The NYPD and marine biologists responded to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn to assist a dolphin swimming in its waters. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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A Mastic Beach man who found an alligator crawling in his front yard Friday managed to capture the 2 1/2 foot long gator before Suffolk County Police picked it up. (September 28, 2012)

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A gator found in a Mastic Beach man's front yard was moved to Jungle Bob's in Centereach. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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A gator found in a Mastic Beach man's front yard was moved to Jungle Bob's in Centereach. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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A gator found in a Mastic Beach man's front yard was moved to Jungle Bob's in Centereach. (Sept. 28, 2012)

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An Emergency Services officer descended nearly 20 feet through a manhole-size opening to rescue a baby deer at a Mount Sinai construction site, Suffolk County police said. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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Someone called 911 just after 1:30 a.m. to report horses running loose on Cedar Avenue in Medford. The horses returned to their nearby stable shortly after police arrived on the scene. (Feb. 21, 2012)

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A number of turtles were picked up by the Port Authority and dropped off on the other side of the runway at JFK Airport. (June 29, 2011)

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Bobby Horvath, a wildlife rehabilitator with the Wildlife in Need Rescue organization, holds a falcon whose wing was damaged outside the federal courthouse in Central Islip. (June 22, 2011)

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Bobby Horvath, a wildlife rehabilitator with the Wildlife in Need Rescue organization, holds a falcon whose wing was damaged outside the federal courthouse in Central Islip. (June 22, 2011)

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Bobby Horvath, a wildlife rehabilitator with the Wildlife in Need Rescue organization, holds a falcon whose wing was damaged outside the federal courthouse in Central Islip. (June 22, 2011)

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Bobby Horvath, a wildlife rehabilitator with the Wildlife in Need Rescue organization, holds a falcon whose wing was damaged outside the federal courthouse in Central Islip. (June 22, 2011)

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Lt. Michael Ippolito of the Bay Shore Fire Department approaches Rosie, a dog who was stuck on the roof of a two-story house on Brook Avenue. (June 6, 2011)

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Lt. Michael Ippolito of the Bay Shore Fire Dept. approaches Rosie the dog who was stuck on the roof of a two-story house on Brook Avenue. (June 6, 2011)

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Lt. Michael Ippolito of the Bay Shore Fire Dept. cradles Rosie the dog who was stuck on the roof of a two-story house on Brook Avenue. (June 6, 2011)

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Suffolk County sheriffs were called after an alligator was seen on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway, east of the William Floyd Parkway. (May 16, 2011)

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Suffolk County sheriffs were called after an alligator was seen on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway, east of the William Floyd Parkway. (May 16, 2011)

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A raccoon, with a peanut butter jar stuck on its head, is perched on top pf a utility pole on Peconic Street in Ronkonoma. (March 27, 2011)

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A horse escaped from a Dix Hills stable and became trapped in a nearby ice-covered backyard pool Thursday night. (Jan. 20, 2011)

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Jane Meisse with her horse Mikey, who fell into a swimming pool Thursday night in Dix Hills. (January 21, 2011)

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Suffolk County police emergency service offiers work on rescuing a deer which became trapped in a pond in the backyard of home in Mastic Beach. (Nov. 7, 2010)

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Suffolk County police emergency service offier works on rescuing a deer which became trapped in a pond in backyard of home in Mastic Beach. (Nov. 7, 2010)

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A deer is seen trapped in a pond in the backyard of home at in Mastic Beach after the residents on the first floor heard a loud bang around 11 a.m. (Nov. 7, 2010)

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Horses run against traffic about noon Tuesday in the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in Riverhead. (June 22, 2010)

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Horses run against traffic about noon Tuesday in the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in Riverhead. (June 22, 2010)

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New York Police Department officers try to catch a coyote in a park on Thomas Street near Broadway in lower Manhattan. (March 24, 2010)

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MTA police take photos after they're outrun by the cattle near the train tracks in East Patchogue. (April 16, 2010)

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One of the two loose cattle jumps a fence into a backyard along railroad tracks in East Patchogue. (April 16, 2010)

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Molly, right, a young black cow who escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse, shares some hay with Wexley, her new companion at The Farm, a sanctuary in Calverton. (May 6, 2009)

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Suffolk Sheriff's Deputy Laura Fallica rescued a sheep from the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank. The sheep later died from its injuries. (May 9, 2010)

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This female sheep was rescued from the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk County police said. (May 9, 2010)

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A mother duck is reunited with her ducklings after four of them were rescued from a sewer in Bay Shore. (June 20, 2010)

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Suffolk County police emergency service police officers work to rescue baby ducklings that fell in a sewer in Bay Shore. (June 20, 2010)

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Michael Cruz, 18, and his stepsister Ashley Santana, 14, release a mother and 10 ducklings to their new home at Lakeland County Park in Central Islip. Their mother, Annette Cruz, saw four of 10 ducklings fall in a sewer in front their home in Bay Shore and called police. She decided to release animals in the lake at the park for a safer location away from dogs and other animals. (June 20, 2010)