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Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
gray foxDESCRIPTION: Wt=5-13 lbs (2.3-6 kg). Overall grizzled gray, with rufous on lower sides and chest, and white on belly and throat. Tip of tail is black.
NATURAL HISTORY: Omnivorous. Mostly nocturnal or crepuscular, but may be seen foraging any time of day. Solitary except during breeding season and raising young when both parents care for the 1-7 young. The Gray Fox is the only American member of the dog family that has true climbing ability, and they frequently can be seen hunting or seeking shelter in trees.

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