Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ibex, free and friendly!

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I was delighted to see ibex wandering free  right next to the Midreshet Ben-Gurion building I showed you yesterday!


Right behind them is the main street of  Kibbutz Sde Boker.
There were three young ones and several adult ibex with curved horns.
Actually the kibbutz is home to Ben-Gurion's Tomb National Park
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Linking to Camera Critters meme.
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11 comments:

Spiderdama said...

So nice! I love them;-)

Cloudia said...

Shofar on the hoof :-) (I know it's actually a ram's horn)


ALOHA from Honolulu
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William Kendall said...

They are very distinctive looking animals!

RuneE said...

I would not have encountered an angry ibex - look at those horns!

Dina said...

RuneE, yeah, really! I had instinctively put out my hand and started calling the ibex when I saw them. Then, when that big male came over to within two meters of me, I looked at his horns and at my camera and thought, that's close enough buddy.

JM said...

Amazing to see these fantastic animals free!

VP said...

I have never seen an ibex roaming free...

Petrea Burchard said...

It looks like they didn't beg for treats, which is a good sign that people haven't been feeding them. (That makes for fat, lazy ibex.)

Kay said...

This is fun. I haven't been to a zoo in such a long time. Now I wish we'd taken a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo while we had the chance. Ah well... next year.

Karen said...

Pretty cool to see them out and about! We only see them in a zoo here!

Suzanne said...

Oh WOW! How cool is that? Just like all of the deer we have around here. Fearless.