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How big do foxes get?

Old 05-02-2007, 07:18 PM
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In my area (Northeast Ohio) weve been starting to see alot of foxes. Ive probly seen 3 or 4 but my brother has seen over 10 in the last year. Before this year though weve never seen any. Anyways, the other day we were hunting turkeys and it was around 11 in the morning. It was me and my 2 brothers in a blind and we were on the edge of our property on the side of this big ravine. I was using my mouth call when my brother said he could hear something coming up the hill. He was the camera-man for our hunt becouse he already got a turkey earlier in the day. he turned the camera on and thsi really big fox or coyote come over the gill. He started coming in to our decoys. About 30 feet away he stopped and looked around. he then moved around us to the left and came in to about 25 feet, He then saw us and ran off. We have the whole sequence on video and its about 35 seconds long.It looked way bigger than any fox i have ever seen and it was pretty light in color but it was orange. I amabout75% sure it wasnt a coyote. Anybody know how big they can get, ill try to post a video soon.

PS~ he spooked ahen on his way out and it flew up into a tree to our left and we filmed in for about 30 minutes. She proceeded to fly down over the ravine and walk away.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:54 PM
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:46 AM
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It looks like a big fox to me. I could be wrong though. The quality of the video isnt very good but it looks like a fox to me.
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the video quality isn't that good but my first though was coyote as well. I have seen a ton of foxes and I have only seen one that big. But still, color looks like fox...
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:24 PM
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sorry for the video quality, i had to downsize it to get it online and it lost alot of quality. Im pretty sure it was a fox, the video makes it look alot lighter than it was.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:24 PM
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Looks like a yote to me! I agree about the gait being wrong for a fox!
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:34 PM
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It´s a coyote, to big for a fox...
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That is a COYOTE!!!
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:18 PM
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well i watched it 5 or 6 times to me it looks alot the the big red that i have seen on our land,but it is also alot like a coyote in how big it is ,how close are u to the nearest house /road? if your close to a town (10 or 12 miles) then iwould put money on the fact thats it a cross with some ones dog and thats what makes it the lighter color but i have seen some odd colored yotes before so... but i would say with about 85% that its a yote
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:27 AM
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thats a coyote, no doubt about it, a pretty big red fox will weigh 14-15 pounds, a nice grey is about 9-10.
gait is also all wrong for a fox.
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I think you might have those weights backwards. Greys are mostly bigger than Reds, I shot a 14# female grey last season.
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