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