[CT Birds] Gray Fox

MARIA STOCKMAL m.stockmal at snet.net
Fri Sep 20 17:28:46 EDT 2013


I had a Gray Fox and two pups two years ago behind the condos where I live in Branford.  I thought I had died the adult was so beautiful.  I really had to think if I was in heaven.  
 
Maria Stockmal
Branford
 
  

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 From: James Taylor <jtaylor274 at gmail.com>
To: kmueller at ntplx.net 
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Gray Fox
  

My brother in Coventry has a pair of Gray Foxes living on his property this
summer - their 'screams' are quite something.  He has a motion detector
camera that got pix of them at night which pinned down the ID 100% and
ruled-out Red Fox.   James Taylor, Boston

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM, <kmueller at ntplx.net> wrote:

> Here in Killinworth, it is a weekly occurance to see Foxes...mostly Red.
> Just saw two Red "kits" last week playing in my yard in the middle of the
> day. You can also hear them call often; the scream of a Fox is very
> recognizable. Gray Foxes are around but more secretive....usually only get
> a glimpse of them at night running through (and often being chased by a
> Coyote) our yard. Years ago when I had a Taxidermy Studio I had mounted
> many Red and Gray Foxes, and some "hybrid" Foxes. Its interesting to watch
> a deer charge after a Fox when it gets too close. I have even seen some
> Foxes take a thrashing from a cock Pheasants spurs!
>
>
>
>
> Quoting Jan Hollerbach <smilifase at gmail.com>:
>
> Here in suburban Fairfield, I've had 2 fox encounters. One night during a
>> snow storm I decided to take a walk and enjoy the beauty of the snowfall.
>> As I walked up my driveway, I looked up to the street and there appeared 2
>> gray foxes. They were walking side by side down the street like an old
>> married couple.  I was entranced by the feeling of their companionship, and
>> enjoyed watching them as they eventually disappeared down the street.
>>
>> Then there was the morning I pulled out of my driveway and started off to
>> work. I stopped as there was something in the middle of the road. When I
>> moved slowly forward, lo and behold, it was a fox dragging a *huge* chicken
>> across the road into the woods.  It was quite a job for this fox as he
>> dragged, stopped, renewed his hold on the fox and dragged some more.
>>  Wonderful way to start the day!  (For me, not the chicken.
>> :-D  )
>>
>> Jan Hollerbach
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 19, 2013, at 11:09 PM, "Greg Hanisek" <ghanisek at rep-am.com> wrote:
>>
>> I've seen a few Gray Foxes in the Waterbury area over the years, but the
>>> topper was a pair that raised young under a shed in a yard in my
>>> neighborhood, within the Waterbury city limts, 3 years ago.
>>>
>>> Greg Hanisek
>>> Waterbury
>>>      _____
>>>
>>>  From: Sarah Faulkner [mailto:sffaulkner at comcast.net**]
>>> To: Paul Desjardins [mailto:paul.desjardins2@**gmail.com<paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>],
>>> CT Birds Submission [mailto:ctbirds at lists.**ctbirding.org<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>>> ]
>>> Sent: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:05:16 -0500
>>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Enfield
>>>
>>> I saw what I thought was a gray fox that had been hit, also in Enfield,
>>> just
>>> the other day. I wrote it off as a very small coyote since I didn't think
>>> anyone would believe me! I do think we have a small population of them.
>>>
>>> Sarah Faulkner
>>> Collinsville
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Paul Desjardins" <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
>>> To: "CT Birds Submission" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:06 PM
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield
>>>
>>>
>>> Off topic but this afternoon seen along the Scantic watershed off route
>>>> 190 a Gray Fox. Nice look and only the fourth one I have ever seen.
>>>> Birds
>>>> were scarce so it made my day!
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