'Beautiful fox' spotted in Lindenwood

Kristina Johnson of Menlo Park said on her walk through Lindenwood on Saturday she spotted "this beautiful fox."

"It crossed the street in front of me and then stopped in a yard on Greenoaks Drive, and we looked at each other for awhile. I didn't want to spook it so didn't get real close."


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

Great Photo

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Posted by Cat Eater
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

That explains the lack of cats in the neighborhood.

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Posted by fact checker
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:51 am

Please do a little homework-Foxes never eat cats. They do like to hang around them to take the cats left over prey away and bury it for later meals. They might even try to steal it from the cats. I have had a whole family of foxes sit patiently 25 feet away while watching and waiting for our cat to finish toying with a gopher or bunny. Foxes are too smart to look a gift horse in the mouth when they have such a great hunting partner with a great supply of leftovers to share.
Foxes generally relieve us of 6 or 7 rodants a day and cleans up the road kill.
Now coyotes on the other hand...............or raccoons... that can explain some missing cats

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Posted by Georgia
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Great photo - thanks for posting it! This is a California Gray Fox. They have the distinction of being the only North American canine who can climb trees. Here's some (free) info about C-G fox research in San Mateo County: Web Link If that link breaks just trim it back to the main domain and then search on California Gray Fox.

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Posted by Iggy
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

One evening about 8 years ago, My daughter and I saw a fox crossing Oak Grove close to Laurel School. While I doubt it's the same fox, it appears their presence in Lindenwood may be long established.

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Posted by Save The Oaks
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Congratulations on the grey fox photograph! A "beautiful" (but non-native) red fox was photographed in Menlo Park near the Pope-Chaucer Bridge a while back. See Web Link

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