[CT Birds] Grey Fox
delia.berlin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 10:13:05 EDT 2013
This summer a grey fox pair had four kits under our barn. They were not very
shy and stayed around for about 6 weeks. They were fun to watch even though
we did not encourage them. Frosty, our albino red squirrel was a likely
victim of this family. I've posted three short videos in dropbox (link
below) and hope you can watch them (email me at delia.berlin at gmail.com if
you have trouble want them sent as attachments). We also read that due to
color variations the lack of a white tail tip and the ability to climb trees
are characteristic of grey fox. Apparently their habits are also different,
with grey fox being monogamous and raising their broods as a pair.
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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:51:55 -0400
From: kmueller at ntplx.net
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Gray Fox
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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!
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