This is a gray fox pup. The gray fox is slightly smaller than the red fox and is much darker in overall coloration.
The gray fox can climb trees. This ability may help protect their populations.
The red fox is named for its reddish or orangish coloration. The tail, body and top of the head are all some shade of yellow-orange to reddish-orange. The undersides are light, and the tips of the ears and lower legs are black.
The red fox forages on a variety of prey, but mice, meadow voles and rabbits form the bulk of its diet.