I have mentioned this little creatures when I went to Ein Gedi, next to the dead Sea. Lots of them live around the rocks, they are pretty active and move fast.
These are Hyrax (also known as Rock Badgers)
They look like giant Guinea Pigs. I wondered if people ever ate them, after all they are a bit bigger than a rabbit. I checked the bible. Leviticus 11 : 5 “The hyrax, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.”
Ah. They are not Kosher. Oh well 🙂 The bible mentions them quite a bit actually.
Some amazing views from up here.
Soon: visit to Yad Vashem holocaust museum.