Saturday, August 06, 2011


The good folk of Israel are often troubled by the indigenous human inhabitants of what was once Palestine. Now they are being menaced by the non-human natives, as the Hyraxes of the rocky parts of the country are invading human areas and "eating everything they can find". The Hyraxes seem to like the piles of boulders that are created by building projects, using them as hiding places from which to mount raids into back gardens and villages.

Hyraxes are mentioned in the Bible – the Book of Proverbs (30:26) reports: "The rock badgers are a fierce folk, yet they make their homes in the crags". There are also reports that the new suburban Hyraxes may carry the noxious skin disease leishmaniasis.


An inuit panda production

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