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Gray foxes are unique among canids in their ability to climb trees. Their strong, hooked claws allow them to scramble up trees to avoid predators or to get fruit. They descend by jumping from branch to branch. Gray foxes are active at night or at twilight, resting up during the day in hollow trees, stumps or old woodchuck burrows. Radio tracking data suggest that family groups maintain separate home ranges.
Southeastern Canada through the central United States to Oregon, and south to western Venezuela
Woody brushy country, often with rocky or broken terrain
No current concern
Small mammals, insects, vegetation
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for gray fox.