While the grandkids were visiting, I finally had an incentive to go check out the old Nature Museum in Jerusalem's German Colony.
Here are some of Israel's most common mammals, all of which I have seen in the wild.
Once I met a big porcupine in the woods in the dark of night.
Luckily it was in a hurry to dig down into its burrow.
I could hear its quills rattling as it ran.
My old friend, the jackal.
So many of them here in the hills and even in my backyard.
One evening I saw from afar a hyena down at the spring.
And there are still wild boars, too!
All for Camera Critters meme.