In early April I will be on a mammal/bird/herps trip to Israel. About top of my ‘want list’ is striped hyena. Mike Richardson recommends using negevjeep.co.il – although he didn’t see any with them. He also gives a site where he saw one with wolves. Does anyone else have any other recommendations of ways/places to see them or recommend guides for this species?
Also Mike saw Egyptian fruit bat in Tel Aviv but doesn’t say where. Is this a common species that a little drive round is likely to produce or should I get a site?
Most people use small mammal traps. Does anyone know the legal situation re these in Israel. I know they are legal in most countries but I have run into trouble in Spain, where they are most definitely not, which has made me a bit nervous.
Any other thoughts about mammal watching in Israel much appreciated.