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:

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Very eerie but thrilling too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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

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  10. 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.

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