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Gray fox visits local backyard

By Gary Bogue
Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 7:30 am in Gray foxes.

Gray fox visiting a Clayton backyard. Photo by Teresa Boatwright, Clayton, CA
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Gary:
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

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2 Responses to “Gray fox visits local backyard”

  1. Rattakin Says:

    What a pretty little fox!

  2. Jack Fuller Says:

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

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