Gray Fox

The Gray fox family that has chosen our property as a home is back this year. This is the most common type of fox in Arizona, living in the deserts and mountains. Flag Hike- Fox dainty 4x3-1These foxes are the only member of the dog family that can climb trees, where they will eat birds and eggs, or acorns or fruit.

Flag Hike- Fox sky watching vertical 4x3-1They stay on the alert from all directions, and have created a den in a rocky hillside. The den has numerous exits, and might extend for dozens of feet underground. They come out during the day to bask in the sun and to hunt. They weigh about 10 pounds.

Flag Hike- Fox side 4x3-1Flag Hike- Fox cat-like 4x3-1Flag Hike- Fox face-1They seem to trust that we are not a great danger to them.

One comment on “Gray Fox

  1. ramblingratz says:

    What a beautiful garden visitor 🙂

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