Standing Gray Fox Taxidermy Floor Display
Beautiful life-size Gray Fox standing on an interesting habitat base. He has one front paw on a piece of weathered wood and hind legs on the ground. The thick, soft pelt is colored in shades of red, gray, and white. Head is turned to look out into the room with an alert facial expression. Tail is nice and bushy. The fox measures 38” from the nose to the end of the tail. The base display is accented with moss and other greenery. The taxidermy quality rating on this mount has been dropped from “Premier” to “Excellent” due to some hair loss on the ear as shown in the photos. A wonderful piece to display in the trophy room, cabin or lodge.
Scientific Name: Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Size of Display: 27" long x 31" tall x 12" wide
About the Gray Fox
The gray fox resembles a red fox in shape but is gray with reddish-brown on its sides, chest and the back of its head. Its legs and feet are also a reddish color. It has a long bushy tail with a black stripe on top. The gray fox has pointed ears, a pointed muzzle and long hooked claws. Adult gray fox can reach 45 inches in length and weigh up to 14 lbs. Males are slightly larger than females.
They are found throughout the eastern half of the United States, the Southwest, and north along the Pacific Coast to Oregon. Their preferred habitat includes brushy, woodland areas. These foxes are usually nocturnal but are sometimes seen out and about in the morning or evening.
The gray fox is a solitary hunter and eats a wide variety of foods. A large part of its diet is made up of small mammals like mice, voles, and rabbits. The fox also eats birds, insects, and plants like apples, nuts, berries, and grass. Carrion is always welcomed.
Gray foxes have a unique ability not shared with other wild canines; they can climb trees, using their sharp, stout, slightly curved claws. They ascend headfirst and descend the same way.