Next month I will be making a short visit to Israel in search of some mammals. I would particularly like to look for Blanford’s Fox although finding a suitable area to search for them is proving difficult. While a good population can be found in Ein Gedi, I understand this reserve closes at night (as do all other reserves in Israel). Furthermore, the town of Karmiel (mentioned as a good place to look on the main mammal watching Israel page) is well out of range for the species according to all the range maps I’ve seen.
I should add that all the Israeli guides I’ve spoken to (albeit bird guides) seen to think I have zero chance of seeing this elusive mammal.
If anyone knows of an area where Blanford’s Fox is known to occur that I could access at night (and preferably drive around without arousing too much suspicion) then I would be very interested to know about it. Any other tips on seeing Blanford’s Fox would be greatly appreciated.