Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gray Foxes

A couple of Gray Foxes have become regulars at the mountain camera the last couple of weeks. Both have really nice coats and I suspect that they are a breeding pair. The mating season runs from January in the southern states thru April further north with the pups being born about 53 days later. The Gray Fox is unique in that they are one of the few canids that can climb trees.

I thought it was interesting that in the first pic one of the foxes was at the set the same time as a raccoon.








16 comments:

Dawn said...

Snow and The Gray Fox. Sounds like a good story!
Not-too-brilliant me....did not know that there were such things as a gray fox! Mine only come in red:)
Nice captures.

texwisgirl said...

They're beautiful - their coats are really thick and rich. Must be getting some good vittles...

Trailblazer said...

Gray fox are one of my favorite critters of the mammal-persuasion!

Nice shots!

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Snow shot is awesome!
-stephanie

kmurray said...

Gosh they're so beautiful!

Farmchick said...

I have only seen the red variety around my farm. The snow shot is just beautiful. This fox has a great coat.

Allison said...

Love those bushy tails. I wish they'd come out in the day so we could really get a good look at them; they're so beautiful!

Allison said...

Love those bushy tails. I wish they'd come out in the day so we could really get a good look at them; they're so beautiful!

Nancy said...

Great to see them so healthy looking. Like everyone else, like the snow shot the best -- although I'm sure you were not so happy to see it? :)

Ola said...

cute!

Sailor said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Good post! I have many pictures of the grays and raccoons eating together so I was realy pleased to see that it happens other places!
Jack

Tanya said...

oh they are so cute!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Handsome devils....

KB said...

Gorgeous foxes! I love their coats...

I guess that raccoons are too big for foxes to "take". Or, they've reached a truce :)

Bearly Alyssa said...

Do you have any pointers on getting gray fox on camera? Location? Habitat? Bait? Lure? Time of year?