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Gray fox visits local backyard

Gray fox visiting a Clayton backyard. Photo by Teresa Boatwright, Clayton, CA
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Thought you would be interested in the above photo of a recent visitor to our backyard. We watched him for about 30 minutes before he hopped onto a rock and over our back fence.
Dan & Teresa Boatwright, Clayton, California

Dan & Teresa:
I love gray foxes. I’m starting to get more and more reports of these beautiful little mammals appearing in Bay Area backyards. As we humans move into their wild territories and develop them with our houses … these small predators are returning the favor and quietly visiting our backyards when we aren’t looking, to use them for their hunting grounds. You were probably short a gopher or two when the fox left. Lucky you! /Gary

Posted by on April 30, 2012.

Categories: Gray foxes

2 Responses

  1. What a pretty little fox!

    by Rattakin on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

  2. We’ve had occasion to visit family in London, UK, and on each trip, we’ve seen foxes right in the busy city!

    by Jack Fuller on May 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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About Gary Bogue

My name’s Gary Bogue. Animals have always been a big part of my life. From the spiders I collected as a preschooler, to the boa constrictor my parents gave me one Christmas when I was in high school, to the orphaned mountain lions, eagles, otters, hummingbirds, bears, and other wild creatures I helped raise and [...]more →