New Trip Report – Jerusalem 2012

  1. Dan rosen 10 years ago

    1.Sorry, no chance for Sand Cat. They are officially extinct in Israel for more than a decade. There distribution was limited to sandy areas in the Arava valley, expansion of agriculture is the main cause for their disappearance.
    2.Rupples Fox is limited to remote areas in the Negev, were there is no competition with red fox. On the other hand the Dead Sea area is classical Blandford habitat.
    3.As for small rodents, Golden Spiny Mouse are common in the dead sea area and active during the day.

  2. tomeslice 10 years ago

    This is a pretty late response… but it looks like you’re right. I totally thought there were sand cats in Israel. Damn.

    But they’re trying to re-introduce it to its native habitats, I think.

    • Jon Hall 10 years ago

      I saw a Sand Cat about an hour’s drive into the desert out of Wadi Rum in Jordan in the mid 1990s. Its a great spot to camp for a few days

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