showed off its cat-like agility with a lot of log walking and stone
hopping. Our group hasn't documented gray fox very often, if at all. I
think we've sometimes mistaken it for red fox. In any case, I was
pretty sure about this one. There were not very many clear tracks but
the one above looks gray to me, and the animal's behavior was more
consistent with red.
Straddle of walking gait looked too wide for red in most sections of the
trail, step length max was 18.5 inches while trotting through field
(with most step lengths much shorter), and it never used side trot while
going through an open field (which red foxes love to use).