Travel theme: a fennec in Mauritania

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Close.

Fennecs are little wild foxes that live in the Sahara desert; they are not the most approachable animals, and the closest I could come to one was in a hostel in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital.

Half domesticated, the fennec was living there, having its own life and doing its best to avoid contact with guests.

mauritanie 028 - nouakchott - fennec zoom

One day the cute little animal was chilling in the shade under a chair; I tiptoed to come closer and managed to get a nice photo of it!

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