Help me out, folks. Do I have a pair of gray fox? About a week ago my yard was visited by gray fox. First one came Wednesday, February 24. Then another the next night, followed by a third the following night. Here’s three very bad photo taken by my trail cam:
So, assuming the February 24 and 26 visitors are the same–and they definitely are gray fox–what about the February 25 visitor? It appears to have a black tip on the tail. No black stockings, as well, definitely rules out red fox. It’s too small to be a coyote. But, the longer legs make me wonder. Male gray fox are slightly larger than females. Also, March is the height of mating season. So, if I’m really lucky, I might have a mated pair as my visitors! Gray fox are hard to locate because they are nocturnal and secretive. I’ll keep a keen outlook, though, and keep you posted with any further developments.