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Fox Bytes
The gray fox is the only canid that can easily climb trees.

The Fox

The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) can be found throughout most of the United States, Central America, and northern South America. It measures about three feet long, including its tail and is smaller than the red fox. It has a salt-and-pepper coat.

Unlike other wild canids, foxes tend to live and hunt alone. They are omnivores, and will eat small rodents, insects, fruit, acorns, birds, and eggs.

Recommended Reading About Wild Canids

Photograph: Gray Fox by Alden M. Johnson
© 2001 California Academy of Sciences

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