Dogs barking aggressively. Dogs roaming in tandem. And all of them unleashed.
That was the sight Wednesday on the spacious grounds that surround historic Coindre Hall overlooking the Huntington Lighthouse.
It was a perfect day to get out and enjoy the sun. And Coindre Hall, an estate administered by the Suffolk Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is a favorite spot for dogs owners.
Just one problem: Several signs prominently posted clearly state dogs "must be leashed and under owners control at all times." That wasn't case as owners flouted the law.
A quick walk of the grounds also found that pet owners left the pooper scooper at home.
Nearby West Hills County Park in Melville features a dog run.
But should dogs be allowed to run free elsewhere?
Is a crackdown needed on the grounds of the Huntington estate? Or should dogs be allowed to roam free?