The South American Gray Fox is the only species of fox native to the Americas. It can be found in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
The South America gray fox lives primarily on a diet of ground-dwelling birds and their eggs. Their favorite prey are burrowing owls, but they will also eat rabbits, rats, mice and other small mammals that live near farms or fields. They sometimes hunt for food during the night or twilight hours when their prey are most active.
South American Gray Fox's have been hunted by humans since pre-Columbian times because they were seen as pests that killed livestock.