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Offline Bullelk

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Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« on: March 07, 2010, 09:41:35 PM »
Why, I was traveling over white pass this weekend and saw a fox I think, cross the road. It was white with some gray, it was cool. If it wasn't fox I'm not sure what it was, please help.

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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 09:52:59 PM »
Yes  Silver and gray mix with black. Very Cool. 

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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 10:06:53 PM »
I've never heard of them changing color however there are red fox and blue fox in Washington. You probably seen a blue.
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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 10:28:46 PM »
You probably saw a silver fox, which is a color phase red fox.Here is a pic of one at Mt Rainier.

http://leerentz.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/mount-rainier-in-winter-foxes-gables-and-clarity/

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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 10:49:58 PM »
Thanks sako223, that is what I saw with a little more white, it was 11:30 pm, 40 mph, did stop and back up, to get a better look but he was gone. Thanks for the help! :)

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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 12:42:51 AM »
About 10 years ago going over white pass with my dad, we saw a fox that we both thought was a gray fox.  But after looking at sako223's link it was for sure a silver fox.
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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 06:07:44 AM »
my dad has one mounted that he shot up in the yakima area while elk hunting very neat lookin

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Re: Do grey fox change color in the winter?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 04:46:49 PM »
I've trapped a lot of gray fox and seen them all times of the year. I've never seen any variance in color from season to season.
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