Scarab Beetles. They're everywhere.
Crazy green-headed lizard.
Ring-necked parakeet. I found out later that these are an invasive species that are competing for territory with indigenous species.
Cheeseburger with flies.
University of Maryland mascot.
I've seen a few of these. Not sure what species they are but man, are they fast!
The Golden Jackel. I was curious about this animal before I came here. They turned out to just be the Israeli version of a coyote. I hear them howl almost every night.
This is how fast I hike.
This is the white-throated kingfisher. Their back is a brilliant blue. Lots of these on the Yarkon River heading into Tel Aviv.
Lapwing. It's a type of plover - like a bigger version of a killdeer. Very noisy.
Jack or Jenny. I couldn't tell.
Creepy dead lizard.
How do you keep a camel from running away? Tie his front legs together.
What the hell? Why did I even take a picture of this?
Giant locust. Remnant from the plague?
Ibex. Lots of these in the desert. Like a cross between a deer and a mountain goat.
Giant weird bug.
Stank nasty hiker trash. This species is rare in the Middle East. Can be easily captured using coffee and wifi as bait. Warning: Emits a pungent odor.
As usual, all of your comments are appreciated. Thank you!