22 June 2023

Arabian Red Fox - Dhahran

When out walking in the rough scrubby area near to Dhahran Hills Waste-Water Lake in mid-June I came across three Arabian Red Fox. The foxes were far away when I first saw them at the far end of the lake, but as I walked around, I saw one hiding behind a bush at very close range. I managed to work my way so I could see its head and ears before it moved off. Over the next half hour, I saw a couple more and managed to take the below photos. They are relatively common in Dhahran and can be seen most weeks of the year if you look in the right areas, particularly around Dhahran Hills golf course. The Arabian Red fox has very large ears for its size and is very thin and sandy coloured compared to the European Red Fox, as can be seen from the photos below.