Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

Gray is a rather drab color, but there are exceptions.

These photos taken by Linda Pallis in Lake Carey prove that gray can be beautiful. Pallis snapped several photos of this gray fox on May 20, and they highlight the furbearer’s unique color scheme. With a mottled gray coat accented by a black streak on the tail and red slashes on each cheek, the gray fox is anything but dull.

While this gray fox was photographed in an open area, the species typically prefers woods. They are a bit smaller than a red fox and feast on small rodents, snakes and even berries and carrion.

While the gray fox may not be as brightly colored as the red, it is just as beautiful in its own unique way.

Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to [email protected]

By Tom Venesky

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