Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jerusalem Hills jackals singing

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Imagine being down in the valley next to the ancient spring just before nightfall, alone, and suddenly a jackal chorus rings out all around you!
Here is the video from May 25.
The jackals kept well hidden but they were close, judging by the sounds.

I walked down there often; it was just below the moshav where I lived for seven years in the Jerusalem Hills (also known as the Judean Hills).
Since moving to a small town in the Negev I have seen but one jackal and heard many.
The desert is all around us;  I know they are there.
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(Linking to ABC Wednesday J-Day and Camera Critters.)
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11 comments:

Carver said...

Their singing would be scary if I didn't know what it was. Very neat to be able to hear it. Great choice for J. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Hildred said...

Oh my, that is even more eerie than coyotes howling...

Roger Owen Green said...

As long as they stay away from ME!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Petrea Burchard said...

I love them. Such a beautiful sound, like coyotes. I don't know if there's a difference.

Reader Wil said...

Oh, yes Dina, I remember this very well! It was eerie, but I wouldn't have missed it!
Have a great week!
Wil

greensboro Daily Photo said...

Were I by myself, that haunting sound would really feel haunting and foreboding. Wow!

Suzanne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear the jackals! They always reminded me of a fraternity party gone awry.

VP said...

May I have a rifle?

photowannabe said...

Very eerie but thrilling too.
Thanks for sharing.

crystal said...

Amazing! I've never heard a jackal before, nor a coyote. A bit scary :)

Kay said...

Oh WOW! I've definitely never heard a jackal singing. This is so cool! I had to call Art over to listen to it. He really enjoyed it.