As I strolled down the road on the way to work yesterday morning I noticed a peculiar sight: Graham, our sales manager and administrative brain, crouched down in the bushes just across the street from the office, digital camera in hand. I slowly crept up to where he was, and saw what he was stalking.
The grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) is found as far north as Canada, and as far south as Venezuela. Adults weigh about 10 pounds, and the life span of a grey fox is roughly 16 years. They reach sexual maturity about a year after birth, and can have one litter each year, each litter usually consisting of around 4 cubs.
Three cubs were at play under the watchful gaze of their mother. The cubs frolicked with reckless abandon, as their mother tried her best to keep track of where they were, and at the same time monitor how near the humans with the cameras were getting to them. They spent the better part of half an hour darting in and out of some nearby bushes.
Article contributed by Aaron Krohn
Photos contributed by Graham Berrie