Range and Habitat: Gray foxes occur throughout North America ranging from southern Canada all the way down to the northern parts of South America. Gray foxes live in a wide variety of habitats but prefer areas with lots of brush or woods.
Gray foxes have semi-retractable claws that allow them to grip trees almost like a cat. Gray foxes climb trees for many reasons including resting, foraging, or escaping predators.
Gray foxes are omnivores, preying on rodents, shrews, cottontails, birds, insects, and plant matter, particularly fruits which are an important component of their diet.
Fun Facts: Gray foxes are nocturnal and crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) and spend their day hidden in dens in hollow trees, stumps, or burrows during the day.