Here are a few pictures of a gray fox and four pups that have been hanging out in back recently. The pups were a lot of fun to watch, and they stayed for an hour at least. They were *very* active — zipping around everywhere, trying to climb up the slide, climbing up and down the wood pile, wrestling with each other. They were even climbing the trees a couple of feet and hanging on, which is something I had no idea they could do. I was lucky to get three of the four in the shot at the same time.
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More information on the species can be found here: http://www.ncwildlife.org/wildlife_species_con/Profiles_new/Gray_Fox.pdf