20 October 2013

Arabian Red Fox again – Dhahran Hills

The Arabian Red Fox has been seen quite a few times over the last six months and occasionally gives very good views. Unfortunately for taking photographs this tends to be when it is getting dark so the pictures are not as good as they could be. Yesterday I saw one out a bit earlier than normal and managed to take a couple of quick photographs in sunlight before it ran off and disappeared. These photographs show the colour of the animal better than the ones taken later in the day. This is the same species of fox as the one that lives in the United Kingdom although it looks very different. The main difference is the large ears of the Arabian Red Fox which are used to dissipate heat as well as listen for prey.