|Gray fox scurrying off with prey. Are those floppy bunny ears hanging down?|
|Small scat with seeds|
I was testing a new trail camera in the yard, so the next morning I checked the Reconyx Hyperfire HC500 for clues of the noisy night raider.
|gray fox landing with a crash at the base of the persimmon tree|
|gray fox inspecting its prey|
|gray fox preparing for a killing lunge|
Yes, it was a gray fox as indicated by the long black line down the length of its tail, but its prey was a persimmon. Gray fox climb trees and are fond of fruit. The string of photos indicate that the fox climbed the persimmon tree, bit off a branch, jumped down and after careful examination, carted off the persimmon.
|gray fox at the woodrat sticknest|
Common gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus