Gray foxes’ diamond-shaped faces, with their bright, intelligent appearance, has drawn me throughout my career, much like whitetail deer taxidermists to their favorite subject. The average size of a gray fox can vary greatly. I’ve weighed mature gray foxes as light as 6 pounds (2.73 kilos) and as heavy as 14 pounds (6.35 kilos); the lighter foxes were located in the western region of the United States while the heavier specimens were in the northern reaches of their range. Typically, males are a pound or two heavier than females of like age and area.
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