07 January 2023

Arabian Red Fox – Dhahran Hills

When out walking in the rough scrubby area near to Dhahran Hills Lake I came across an Arabian Red Fox running across the rough ground at some distance from me. I managed to take one distant photo before it disappeared from view. As the photograph was taken in December the fox is in its winter coat that is thicker than the one it has in the summer months. The Red Fox is currently recognized as a single species and has the widest natural distribution of any terrestrial carnivore, possibly any terrestrial mammal. Its range spans approximately 70 million square kilometres encompassing much of Europe, Asia and North America and extending into North Africa, with an introduced population in Australia. The Arabian Red fox has very large ears for its size and is very thin and sandy coloured compared to the European Red Fox, and look very different.