Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

NCWRC Gray Fox Species Profile (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
The gray fox is probably as common in North Carolina today as it has been over the past million years. It is slightly smaller than the red fox and is much darker in overall coloration.

Gray Fox (New York State DEC)
Tree climbing is one of the most notable adaptations in the gray fox. This is not only advantageous in escaping predators such as coyotes, it may also improve their ability to find food.

Gray Fox (Indiana DNR)
Unlike dogs, coyotes and red foxes, gray foxes claws partially retract, allowing them to stay sharp enough to climb a tree. Because of this skill, many people used to think they were more closely related to cats, but they are a true fox and in the dog family just like red foxes and coyotes.

Coexist with Foxes (N.C. Wildlife Resources)
Fox sightings are increasingly common across North Carolina, because of the abundance of food and den sites available to foxes in suburban environments.

Fox Seasons by County (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Find information on fox harvest season maps, laws and dates.