- Prefers brushy edge habitat created by mixture of woods and fields.
- Is a nocturnal animal that is more aggressive and less wary than a red fox.
- Excellent tree climbers, a trait that allows them to escape coyotes or other potential predators.
- Gray foxes den in ground dens abandoned by other animals, brush piles, hollow logs and trees.
- Average of 3-5 young are born in April and May.
- Young are called pups.
- Capable of speeds of 28mph for short distances.
- Average adult size 32-55 inches in length.
- Average weight 7-13 lbs.
- Typically shorter and stockier than a red fox.
- Feed more heavily on plant matter than red foxes and are considered more omnivorous than other wild canids.
- Eats small mammals, insects, fruits, acorns, birds and eggs.