gray fox

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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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Over the course of one year, the virus was found in three fishers, two gray foxes, one skunk, one raccoon, and one mink.
Annual home range sizes of gray foxes are variable across their geographical range, ranging from 75 ha (Yearsley and Samuel 1980) to 676 ha (Haroldson and Fritzell 1984), with most studies reporting estimates ranging from 100 ha to 350 ha (Sawyer and Fendley 1990, Chamberlain and Leopold 2000, Temple et al.
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Both provide habitat for fisher, deer, cottontail rabbits, red and gray foxes and coyotes.
Trappers Association president Malcolm Speicher said fur prices, thanks to foreign demand, are rising sharply, with local gray foxes bringing about $37, and both red foxes and coyotes fetching about $45.
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Activity patterns of gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) may vary with temperature, season, activity of prey, or harassment from humans or other predators (Cypher, 2003).
For example, to make Fox Games, 1989--an image of a room-size installation now on long-term view at the Denver Art Museum--Skoglund created an eye-popping scene featuring a group of twenty-eight cast-resin gray foxes scampering through an unrelentingly red restaurant set.
Gray foxes ( Urocyon cinereoargenteus) are a medium-sized carnivore common throughout its range, which includes much of the former longleaf pine ecosystem (Fritzell and Haroldson, 1982).
Tracking predators across vanishing Southland turf; Nature: Coyotes, bobcats and gray foxes are being studied to document the impact of urban sprawl.