I had the privilege of watching a red fox try and visit a grey fox den. Its always fun exploring the backwoods and seeing tracks but watching the animals is entertaining and you learn more about them. The red fox has a white tip on their tail and the grey fox has a black tip and often gets mistaken for a small coyote. The have incredible hearing and are very fast at jumping and pouncing on their prey. They survive primarily on bugs, berries, nuts, rodents, rabbits and larger carrion. They mate around January thru February and the gestation period is around 52 days and often build dens close to people to avoid coyotes. If they are fortunate enough to survive childhood they live from 2 to 5 years.