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gray fox

n.
Any of several foxes having grizzled fur on the back and sides, especially Urocyon cinereoargenteus of southern North America, Central America, and northern South America, which has a black stripe down the tail and, unlike the red fox, climbs trees.
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Noun1.gray fox - dark grey American foxgray fox - dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
genus Urocyon, Urocyon - grey foxes
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Likewise, we'd like to hear about sightings of beaver, gray fox, otter, weasel, mink, coyote, or skunk in the Long Island / New York City area.
You'll have to be super quiet to sneak up on a gray fox or a mule deer, but they're here, as are red-tailed hawks that soar on updrafts off the canyon walls.
Within 10 minutes they are running, fresh on the trail of a gray fox.
Gray foxes are widely distributed throughout North America (Cypher 2003), and although the International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources lists the gray fox as a species of least concern (Fuller & Cypher 2004), recent trends in Illinois, USA, indicate that the population is declining statewide (Bluett 2007).
Three sympatric mesocarnivore species associated with forest cover in southern Illinois are the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), coyote (Canis latrans), and bobcat (Lynx rufus), and wildlife biologists have expended many resources monitoring their populations during the past 20 years (e.
We excluded development areas from this analysis because no gray fox was located in developed areas.
We used random PCR amplification and high-throughput sequencing technology to investigate viral sequences found in the spleen and lung tissues of a sick gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) from California.
are still young, catching a glimpse of the gray fox that lived in the
The gray fox turned in included 30 from hunters, seven from trappers, and nine from salvage.
Despite their abundance, little is known about gray fox ecology and life history in forested ecosystems.
The Channel Island gray fox has a similar weight range as the kit fox, and it too has fallen victim to Golden Eagle predation (Collins et al.
In Texas, several species of mammals that exist in coastal mainland areas, including the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), have not been reported from adjacent barrier islands (Hice & Schmidly 2002).