A 911 caller reported seeing “two wolves” near Haig Place in Smithtown early Thursday, but responding Suffolk County police officers have been unable to locate the animals.
Police said the call was received at about 7 a.m. The caller reported having seen the wolves about an hour earlier, police said.
Wolves were once common in New York State, but now are rare according to literature from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. There have been recent coyote sightings on Long Island, however, as far east as Bridgehampton, according to the DEC.
Haig Place is near the Smithtown-Kings Park border and borders Cy Donnelly Park.