Israel’s Wildlife

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 … Continue reading Israel’s Wildlife

Cat-o’-nine tail

Is there any link between the cat-o'-nine tail, used for flogging, and the cattail plant found in wetlands?  They both reference a cat's tail.   Except for the spike on top of the cattail, the plant doesn't look like it could inflict much pain on a person's back.  But cats are soft and fluffy too, … Continue reading Cat-o’-nine tail