Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus

A gray fox appeared in our backyard on May 25, 2006.

NAMES: English: grey fox. Spanish: Zorro gris

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Mammalia
 Order: Carnivora
 Family: Canidae
 Genus: Urocyon
We had seen them playing around the fallen-down barn, but this one came right up to the house near the bird feeders.  We live out in the country on an old farm, surrounded, except for the road frontage,  by old farms and woodland, so the fox has plenty of room to roam.

This was a pretty impressive creature.  He stayed around for quite a while to be photographed.
We were concerned about seeing a fox during the daytime, even though this guy looked quite healthy, with a beautiful coat and bright eyes.  Turns out that they can be seen anytime.  
They are omniverous, eating small mammals, birds, bugs, fruit, and maybe even this critter who appeared in the front yard.

Well, he came back a week later - this time to the front yard.
We have been going through a lot of cat food.  Do you suppose this is the reason?

This critter certainly seems secure!
Now, if it would only deal with the woodchucks who have eaten all the peas and broccoli.

Do you know how to tell if you have a gray fox and not a red fox?
A red fox has a white tail-tip.
A gray fox has a black tail-tip.
Now you know.

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2005 has been a spring and summer of getting around.

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

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from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar


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Published 5/30/06
with additions 6/10/06
Photos by David

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