When I walk in nature places in Meitar I sometimes run into groups of partridges.
(Enlarge the photo 2x to find the three fowl.)
Whenever I startled these funny birds in the Jerusalem Hills, they would always run and hide or run away fast and take to the air.
Here in friendly Meitar wild animals are laid back and calm, as if they know from experience that no one will hurt them.
The partridges in the top photo were in this grove of eucalyptus trees planted in the bottom of a wadi.
Often I take this shortcut from home to the supermarket (or now, to the grandkids!).
It's more fun than walking on the hot sidewalks.
See more about Israel's partridge at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2012/05/monastery-full-of-animals.html
(Linking to Camera Critters.)