Looking forward to see your first Sand Fish, Desert Monitor, Yellow Scorpion, Cheesman’s Gerbil or one of the many lizards? I’ll be glad to walk with you into the desert and show you the tracks that lead us to these wonderful desert animals.
Meanwhile camels are crossing our path
I’ll be glad to walk with you into the desert and show you the tracks that lead us to wonderful desert animals
Sand fishes hunt in the morning. They have insects on their daily menu. Or it dips its head or whole body into the sand or it follows the insect above the ground and eat it.
In case of danger (e.g. hiding for birds) the sand fish slides into the sand to protect herself by being covered with sand.
Our little boy Said is fond of searching the amazing desert species we’ll find on the animal trekking. Here he’s holding a baby Sand Fish.
Traces of the scorpion lead us to his hole.
Sometimes scorpions use holes of mice to sleep in. This one digged one himself. We check with a stick how deep the hole is, because if it’s not deep we need to be very careful not to be bitten by the scorpion.
Black and white scorpions are very common in Sharqiya Sands, especially in summer. Be aware the greenish-white scorpion has strong poison and could be dangerous to children. Don’t go bare feet, use hiking shoes when walking through the dunes during the night.
Especially at night time snakes are appearing above the sand
The Arabian Sand Gecko. The coloring of their skin allows for very good camouflage among the sand of Sharqiya Sands