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gray fox

a fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, ranging from Central America through the southwestern and eastern U.S., having blackish-gray upper parts and rusty-yellowish feet, legs, and ears.
Origin of gray fox
1670-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The zoo also offers exhibits of bobcats, bald eagles and the gray fox.
  • It is also home to several wildlife species, including the armadillo and the gray fox.
  • The silky, dense fur of the red fox is more valued than the fur of the gray fox, which is coarse and thin.
  • The camera trap provided a positive result for a gray fox identification on the east portion of the laboratory.
  • Unlike the gray fox, kit foxes are creatures of the night.
  • The white tip on the tail distinguishes the red fox from the gray fox.
  • We have red and gray fox in the park, but less of the gray fox.
  • The gray fox is the only member of the dog family that readily climbs trees.
  • The snuffling you hear around your campsite at night may be a gray fox or a band of hungry javelina.

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