Chicago Wildlife Watch Talk

grey fox v. coyote

  • Patmurw15 by Patmurw15

    grey fox vs. coyote? wasn't sure. It would help to get a couple more reference photos for the fox if you have them. This animal doesn't look quite as coyote-ish as many, and it does have a black stripe down the dorsal aspect of the tail (though maybe that's just the lighting). What is your take?


  • mason_UWI by mason_UWI scientist

    This is a juvenile coyote. Gray fox are more cat like in appearance. We wrote a blog post on differentiating between the canids. You can check it out here.

    Additionally, there are a number of other blog posts with identification tips here.