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: 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