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- Fox – member of the dog family; there are Red and Grey foxes in Connecticut.
- Skulk – a group of foxes (males are dogs, females are vixens, and a baby can be called a cub, pup or kit).
- Vector – an animal that readily carries a disease and passes to another, e.g., a fox, skunk and raccoon can carry rabies.
- Foxes mate for life and stay together as a family for about a year.
- Gray foxes can climb trees.
- Foxes can retract or pull in their claws.