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Egyptian Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes aegyptiacus


We were enjoying a Bedouin dinner in the desert wadi behind my neighborhood when this little fellow decided he wanted our fish! He was not scared of us at all and was quite determined to get the food...but he was unsuccessful.


vegetated wadi - and one that gets a lot of tourist dinners that I'm sure leave leftovers


Initially IDed as Ruppell's Sand Fox, but several years later, someone left a comment on my blog explaining it was the Red Fox. Ruppell's Sand Fox has a diagnostic black patch in front of each eye, which this fox doesn't have.

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

I've just updated the ID. He's still the only one on PN. :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful series!

Chicquita 7 years ago

Love these pics ... they are great!!!!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Fantastic spotting Bernadette!

misako 7 years ago

I love this fox species--their ears are so big!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks! Yes, those desert ears are cool, aren't they?! So glad to contribute a new species to the project.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Enjoyable series,

KarenL 7 years ago

Lovely series Bernadette!
Congratulations for posting the first spotting of this species on Project Noah! Well done!

CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

He's beautiful. I love the ears! Great pics :)

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.51, Long: 34.52

Spotted on Aug 2, 2010
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012


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