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Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
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Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

General Information: Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) are small dogs with big ears and a long, fluffy tail. They are gray over and reddish under. There is a black stripe along the top of the tail, and the tip of the tail is black.

Gray foxes can be confused with Kit Foxes. Kit foxes, however, have very large ears, and they do not have the black stripe on the top of the tail.

Taxonomy: Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Technical Description:

Breeding: Mates in the spring; raises young into the summer.

Diet: Eats bugs, mice, and other small creatures.

Range: Gray foxes occur throughout most of the US and Mexico. They do not occur in the Northern Great Basin, Northern Rocky Mountains, or northern Great Plains.

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

If you were a tasty ground squirrel or a little mouse, this might be the last face you'd ever see. Oh, wait a minute, that fox is looking at Liz!

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Black stripe down the top of the tail
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Gray Fox at Willow Spring, Red Rock Canyon NCA
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
disappearing off into the bush
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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