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Texas Grey Fox - Found a New Friend in my Backyard

On Tuesday, I was walking through my living room back to the bedroom and something in the backyard caught my eye. It had this funky snout that looked like an ant-eater, but then I was thinking possum.

I yelled out to my husband to come look at this thing and he grabbed the camera on  his way... It's a Grey Fox.

texas grey fox

I've never seen a Fox before. It is not what I expected at all! I wish we got a better picture, more with the face.  It's small like a cat.  After much Googling, we found out the Texas Grey Fox is actually "friendly" in that it eats rats and mice and insects and other nasties like snakes.

It casually sniffed around our bushes and walked through the fence to the neighbor's and then through the fence into the Greenbelt.  I guess it's good that it's not a coyote!!

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Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • December 13 2012 11:24AM


Coyote is a much larger (and more scraggly looking) animal.  Your grey fox is a nice photo...

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) about 6 years ago

I didn't expect a fox to look so much like a cat. I would assume a coyote would look more like a dog.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 6 years ago

Very cool to get a fox so close. Yes coyotes look like mangey dogs.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 6 years ago


Your new won't stay very long or pose for a photo, your luckly to have the photo.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 6 years ago