A fox caught in a cage trap.

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The Day I Trapped A Florida Gray Fox - I somehow always thought that the fox in the picture belonged to the red fox breed, and I was quite perplexed by the thought as well. Why would they call it a red fox when it is grey in color? It is like calling a blueberry red. My question got answered when I mentioned this fox as being a red fox in one of my posts and was corrected by a visitor to my site that this one is actually the Florida gray fox. Of course, if it is grey in color, it should be the Florida gray fox, right? I wonder why it never occurred to me in the first place. Anyways, I love it anytime any of my post readers add something to my information.

The story of this grey fox is not much different from the story of the bobcat that I posted earlier. I was called to a house to get rid of an opossum infestation, so I had set up traps to catch the opossums and left them there overnight, hoping for some success the next day. As it turned out, I was successful in catching something but instead of the opossum that I was looking for, it was this fox. Now I had always heard that foxes are cunning but apparently this one was an exception.

My guess was that it caught the scent of rodents that I had previously used the trap for and walked right into it, thinking there was some food waiting for it. Anyways, it was a new experience for me and I loved the fact that I can mention ‘fox trapper’ as a qualification on my portfolio. I eventually let this Florida gray fox go into the wild and hope that it found a nice home for itself somewhere out there.