This time it was topped by a cloud of matching gray fox.
The hounds followed the bucket, in full voice, as though they might think it was a gray fox.
Red and gray foxes are native to the mid-Atlantic region.
Unlike the gray fox, it has no stripe along the length of its tail.
The American gray fox, for instance, is shier, more retiring and not nearly as widespread.
The riders found three more, including a gray fox, the likes of which had not been seen in five years.
The grey fox leapt high in the air, as they had seen it do once before on Bird Rock.
The Pacific States still have the gray fox as a dominant.
There are 16 subspecies recognized for the gray fox.
Genetically, gray fox are the most basal of all canids.