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When I was in Israel in March, I stayed in an apartment, which was surrounded by a fence, the gate of which had to be closed every night. This was to keep the jackals out.Although I never saw one, I could hear them every night. During the day they hide and it's difficult to find them, for they are very shy.The only thing I can show you is this fence and gate, and I can show a photo of Wikipedia.In Israel, golden jackals have been shown to be significant predators of snakes,
including venomous snakes, which is good, but the local cats run the risk to be caught as well.
Wikipedia says:"The vocabulary of the golden jackal is similar to that of dogs, with seven different sounds having been recorded. Different subspecies can be recognised by differences in their howls. This sound is usually uttered shortly after dark or before dawn. The golden jackal may howl for different reasons, such as to call other jackals or, seemingly, to announce changes in weather. It has been recorded to howl upon hearing church bells, sirens or the whistles of steam engines and boats. It typically howls at dawn, midday and the evening hours. Groups will occasionally howl in chorus, which is thought to reinforce family bonds, as well as advertise territorial status."
|We had to close the gate every night.|
|The lodge where I stayed for two weeks.|
|Jackals can not enter this area.|