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Gray Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Description:

A relatively small canine approximately 1 meter long. It is recognized as the only canine in the American continent capable of climbing trees. In spite of being carnivores, this individual from the photos apparently likes bananas (second image). This particular one, I saw in a coffee plantation. most of the time, I have seen them in open areas in the vicinity of the forest.

Habitat:

Rain and cloud forest


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13 Comments

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 months ago

Thanks everyone for all your comments on this spotting..

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Beautiful spotting Jonathan.Congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 months ago

Great spotting! Congratulations on SOTW!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 10 months ago

Beautiful! Congrats.

Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH
Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 10 months ago

Congratulations on SOTD!

Melissa Turton
Melissa Turton 10 months ago

Congratulations! Jonathan. Its a beautiful fox.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

Congratulations. Beautiful animal.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 months ago

He is cute... Congratulations

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 months ago

Congrats Jonathan!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Congratulations Jonathan, your inquisitive gray fox has been voted Spotting of the Week!

"An inquisitive Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) with an appetite for bananas has been voted Spotting of the Week! The only American canid that can climb trees, the gray fox shares this ability with the Asian raccoon dog. The gray fox is omnivorous and fruit can be an important part of its diet. The Project Noah rangers team found this spotting endearing with a nice personal touch, with interesting information about diet documented in the images".

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Yes, fingers crossed. This is a wonderful spotting. Great photos.

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 months ago

Thanks a lot. Good luck to the other nominated spottings .

AshleyT
AshleyT 10 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.32, Long: -84.84

Spotted on May 24, 2017
Submitted on Oct 24, 2017

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