Personally, I've got my money on it being a young fox. The tail does seem to have darker edges and a dark tip, which is common of a coyote though. An attempt to persuade me to calling it a coyote was made based on the size and shape of the ears, and how a coyote would be this skinny in summer due to it losing a lot of its winter coat, but I hold my ground and still call it a fox.
Whatever it is, its a skinny one and was captured on camera in Fairfax County, Virginia. The camera was reset and is still at the exact same spot.
Do you agree with me and say that this animal is a fox? Or do lean towards it being a coyote?