I was sitting on my deck in Pickerington, Ohio and I saw two animals running in and out of the woods (onto our mowed grass) which looked like red foxes, but they had long narrow tails.  Of course, I am inclined to believe they were foxes, but I have never heard of long, narrow tails on red foxes.
    What do you think?

It's possible they were foxes - we always think of red foxes as having thick bushy tails, but the urban foxes that I see a lot in the UK often have rather long thin tails. Which may be because most of them are in poor condition!

It's also possible you were seeing a Gray Fox or Coyote, both their ranges cover Ohio and can have enough patches of auburn/red fur that you might mistake them for Red Fox (which is actually an invasive species from the UK).

Last edited by Ryan Haupt (28th Aug 2011 18:23:34)

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