Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sweet jackal pup!

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Look what a sweet jackal pup!!
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I was coming up from the woods at 7:45 pm, looked down to the olive grove, and was lucky to see the youngster, out all alone. He stood, very alert, just long enough for me to zoom in and turn off the flash and get two shots. Then he dashed off into the thicket to tell Mama and Papa Jackal about the two-legged animal he had seen.
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You can read how baby jackals are raised in this article.
It says there that "Family or pack members communicate with each other by a screaming yell and yapping, or a siren-like howl when a kill is located."
I recorded two little sound clips of these voices that you can hear here.
Click on my label "jackal" for more pictures of these wonderful animals.
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This is my contribution to Camera-Critters meme. Come and join us.

20 comments:

gigihawaii said...

All that jackal shrieking sent chills up my spine. First time for me as I have never seen one.

Shey said...

Oh wow! It's good that you were quick to get his photos. Very nice. I've never seen one out in the open before. Good for you.

Have a happy weekend! :)

Grammy said...

That is a wonderful photo.

Snap said...

How exciting and what a cute little thing. Thanks for sharing with us.

richies said...

I've never seen a picture of a Jackal pup. How very cute.

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pasadenaadjacent said...

I'm a little concerned that the kittys in your wee video production aren't a little more concerned over screaming jackals. So much like coyotes

i beati said...

we don't see those every day sandy

Dianne said...

they're cute
my family communicates by shreiking as well ;)

Joy said...

Isn't he a lovely animal. I checked back and listened to your link with their howling and was amazed at how cat-like they sounded.

Cloudia said...

The (Jerusalem) hills are alive!!

aloha & Shalom, sistah

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FA said...

How very interesting. Thanks for all the support information. The video and audio was really helpful to capture the experiences that you've had with these interesting creatures. I really enjoy coming to Jerusalem Hills DP - I never know what I might find.

Tulip said...

how cute she is posing on the camera.

Abe Lincoln said...

Oh this is nice to see. A jackal pup. I had never seen one before. I wonder what he is doing out and about like that? I hope his mom is OK.
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Dina said...

Glad you all enjoyed the young jackal. I've lived in this wooded area three years but this is only the second time that I've seen a pup. You see lots of grown-up jackals in my yard, in the woods, even in the street (when it's dark). We hear their chorus every night and evening. You can distinguish the voices of the little ones just learning how to yap.

Dina said...

PasadenaAdjacent, yes, but the cats are used to it. I heard and partially saw an attempted attack on the black cat. The cat was in the tree at top speed.
But indeed, when the kitten was little, jackals ate half of her litter. The mother, a first-timer, did stand up to the jackals when they came back for more and she won.

Dick said...

wow, great shot. I have never seen one.

JM said...

What a cool close encounter, Dina! Glad you had enough time to take this shot.

RuneE said...

I hope the two-legged animal managed to escape too (or are the jackals not dangerous?)

Dina said...

Rune, no worries. The jackals run away from humans (so far ...).

Vagabonde said...

That is an interesting sound. It does sound more like a cat than I would have thought. We never see animals like that here, but mostly raccoons and possums