The Hyrax Saga Continues

About a year ago I wrote about the controversy in our yishuv regarding a group of very pesky critters named Shfanei selah – or hyraxes. These are animals that ruin gardens, and are so brazen that whole packs of them can be found running down the street in our yishuv.

Today I saw a sign on the bulletin board near our makolet (grocery store) that next Thursday morning a hunter will be in the area in order to “decrease the population”. He’ll be armed with a silencer, and supposedly his presence has been approved by “all of the authorities” (the municipal government and the army, I suppose).

I don’t know how some of the nature lovers in our yishuv will react to this notice – last year there was some protest. I just hope that if he does get final approval to come out here, he is more successful than Elmer Fudd….


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. soccer dad
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 17:36:22

    Get your neighbors (and husband) to barbecue. Little mammals tend to get nervous when they see carnivores wielding sharp implements and starting fires.

  2. RR
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:15:01

    Speaking of Elmer Fudd, I suppose the hunter will use the silencer so that he can “Be vewwwwwwy quiet” while doing his job?

  3. Ezzie
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 16:12:20

    Holy Hyrax is going to be vewwy insulted. 😛

  4. Holy Hyrax
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 19:04:01

    To be honost with you, I really hate those animals.

  5. westbankmama
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 15:01:43

    soccerdad – ooohhh, barbecue. That’s a great idea!

    RR – yes, vewwwwwwy quiet….

    Ezzie – yeah, I thought about warning him….

    Holy Hyrax – LOL! Time for a name change, huh?

  6. aliyah06
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 15:02:22


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