Gray Fox Photo Gallery
What does the Gray Fox look like?
Gray Foxes are medium canids that have a mix of white, red, black and gray fur with long bodies, short legs. Males are slightly larger than females and those living at higher elevations tend to be slightly larger than those at lower elevations. They grow to about 3.5 feet in length with their black striped and tipped tail making up roughly one third of that length. They have white cheeks, muzzles and throats. They are often confused with their cousins Red Foxes, however Gray Foxes have more stout bodies, rounder eyes, shorter legs and smaller feet.
Gray Fox Habitat
Gray Fox Facts
Gray Foxes are omnivorous. Geography and prey sources play a major role in what the Gray Fox eats. They are will happily eat fruit, small mammals such as rabbits and voles, grains, nuts and even insects all play in important part it’s diet. If food is particularly abundant gray foxes will cache food by burying it and saving it for tough times. Gray Foxes have plenty of predators including large raptors such as Great-horned Owls, Golden Eagles. They have retractable claws, which aid it in climbing trees. They are the only members of the North American Candiae family that can climb trees. Unlike the Red Fox, which evades predation with speed and agility, the gray fox will hide under cover or climb to escape danger. Humans are by the biggest predator to gray foxes. There are 16 subspecies recognized for the gray fox.