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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

The Gray Fox is found across most of the United States except for the northern plains and Rockies.  It is found throughout Florida, except in the Keys.  It is more abundant in the northern sections.

It is the smallest wild canine in Florida, weighing between 7 and 13 pounds.  It has silver-gray fur on its back with a reddish tinge on its necks, flanks and legs.  The tip of its tail is black.  It feeds at night, mostly on mice, rats and rabbits, although it will feed on birds, reptiles and insects.