29 December 2013

Arabian Red Fox – Dhahran Hills

Now the weather is getting cooler, sightings of the Arabian Red Foxes appear to be getting less? I did see four foxes the other day and managed to get a few nice photographs of them. These foxes do not look at all like their European cousins being smaller, paler coloured and more sandy rather than reddish, having much larger ears (to dissipate heat) and having large feet with fur on. Their behaviour is, however, very similar to the European Red Fox of which they are a sub-species. I always enjoy encountering the animals when I have the chance and these ones seem particularly tolerant of me and my camera.