Israel’s Wildlife

Cats!
Cats!

There really isn’t much wildlife to see in Israel, every square inch of fertile land is used for growing crops to self-sustain the country’s food supply.  National Parks are reserved for historic sites.  No land is set aside to let the “deer and the antelope roam”.

The nearest thing I saw to wildlife in Israel was feral cats.  They were everywhere, which leads one to suspect a rodent problem.  But the cats were nice … as far as cats go.  At least the ones I saw were friendly and docile, not skittish in any way.  They were obliging to a point, but wouldn’t let you pet them, and they were polite in their begging.

I found this one on the stairway from the hotel down to the beach.  It must have been a modest cat because it was a really long walk to that big litter box on the beach.  At the top of the stairs were 6-8 of his comrades waiting to make me their new best friend.

Thought for the Day:  The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.                                                                                                                                                  Ogden Nash

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