Gray Fox – 5/18/19
Observer: Kurt Buermann
Observation Date: 5/18/19
Observation Time: 9:30 p.m.
Observation Location: Furnace Street
Common Name: Gray Fox
Scientific Name: Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Comments: Here’s a link to Kurt Buermann’s video of a gray fox on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZY_zMCcKGM&feature=youtu.be. This video was taken by a camera trap, which is triggered by motion.
The gray fox has a pointed muzzle and long hooked claws. It has a dark stripe down the top side of its tail. Unlike a red fox, the end of the gray fox’s tail is not white. The gray fox can climb and will occasionally forage for food or rest in a tree. The only other canid (i.e. dog-like mammal) that can climb trees is the Asian raccoon dog.
More Information: Nature Works