Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jackal jaws

Jackal jaws!
Perfect for J-Day at ABC Wednesday.
My American friends Mark and Kristine Schnarr were staying in a house near mine for a month this summer.
From the second floor terrace Kristine sighted this jackal early one morning and with her good zoom she got these two great photos.
Good job, Kristine!!

You can see other posts about jackals here (although my shots are not as close-up as Kristine's).
If you have never heard the resounding chorus of groups of jovial jackals, listen to the audio here and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

hello to the south
some days before a fox crossed my holidayshous .. he was so big and the first i did see alive in wildness
your r are amazing tks
love from the north

RuneE said...

I wouldn't like to meet that one up close!

Robin said...

What an amazing catch, I've only ever heard them or seen them off at a great distance.

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spacedlaw said...

The beast looks quite at peace. Do his (or her) kind visit often?

Sara said...

He reminds me of the coyotes we see around here sometimes, out in the more open country areas.

Leslie: said...

Around here (in the lower regions of the mountains where houses are built) you might see bears or cougars! It's a scary thing to see wild animals so close to civilization, but then I guess we're encroaching on what was originally their territory. Thanks for sharing this today! Have a great week. :D

Dina said...

Shalom to Anonymous in the north and welcome. I would love to see a big beautiful fox like you did!

RuneE, don't worry, he was just yawning. But really, that's a LOT of teeth! I meet jackals in the woods or even behind my house, but they run away from me and not vice versa.

Robin, yeah, I've been trying for 4 years to get such a good jackal picture. Did you hear them on my video? They sound so funny in chorus!

Spacedlaw, yep, the jackals are all around our hill. You hear the groups call from one end of the valley to the other. One family starts yowling and then many more join in. At night they can be seen on our village streets, checking out the garbage bins or looking for dead or stray chickens from the many chicken houses.

Sara, I've never seen a coyote.
But we are in rural country, in the middle of the forested Jerusalem Hills, so it is paradise for the jackals.
And they are protected by law.

Dina said...

Hi Leslie. OK, bears and cougars up close--that would scare me.

Carver said...

Those are great captures of the jackal and what a good job for the letter J.

Jew Wishes said...

Wow and good grief! Too close for comfort.

Happy Sukkot to you and yours, Dina!

Kate said...

What an interesting set of photos. A good capture for sure.

VP said...

Please forgive me but I don't like these 'creatures' and I'd like to trade my camera for a rifle if I ever see one. And I hate hunting...

Joy said...

To paraphrase "my what big teeth you have". Nothing like a yawn to start the day off, and perhaps too early to howl.

Anonymous said...

How impressive a sight, as I've never seen any of them before and the sound, indeed, a strong impression.

Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Louis la Vache said...

Is one of them named Carlos?

Roger Owen Green said...

Ah, your friend's Day of the Jackel!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

That's an amazing capture. That first picture looks a little frightening.

Rambling Round said...

Oh my! Those teeth look extremely sharp!

Cloudia said...

How cool!

Aloha from Honolulu

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Hilda said...


Francisca said...

Oh! He does not look friendly! Great shots your friend got.

Pietro said...

Nice shot. He is a bit worrying!

mrsnesbitt said...

Don't you love the different worlds we visit on a Wednesday? This is a sight we would never see here in Yorkshire! lol!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

That's one J I hope not to happen upon anytime soon! Brilliant!

Rob and Mandy said...

So, Doctor Jackal did not HIDE this time!
Er, sorry Dina. Will do better later. One of my silly days.

Anna said...

Great recording, Dina! Lovely photos of your friend, Kristine. But I don't think that I would want to get too close to one of these kritters.
Perfect choice for J-week.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,
Anna's J-word (abc-Wed rd-7)