The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus ) is a shy dog-like animal that inhabits this area. They are 22-42 inches long from nose to tail and stand about 14-16 inches tall. The Gray Fox is mainly salt and pepper gray with rusty feet with a long bushy tail that has a black streak running down its length. They live in brushy areas, chaparral, swamps or wooded lowlands. They are largely nocturnal, which means they are active at night. They also have the ability to climb trees.
These beautiful animals hunt rabbits, rodents, and reptiles. They also eat fruit and berries.
Grey fox are solitary animals and come in contact with one another to mate. Mating occurs in February or March and the young are born in April or May. 3 to 7 pups are born blind and remain that way for about 10 days. In late fall they leave the family to begin life on their own.
Get out there and look for the animals you do not usually see. Explore your world. You will find something fascinating!
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