Bedouin child mauled to death by wild dog in the south of the country

The child, who was two years old, was from Bir Hadaj. The majority of the nation’s wild dogs population is in the south.

A rabid dog restrained after capture in the Gilboa Regional Council, February 24, 2019 (photo credit: GILBOA REGIONAL COUNCIL)
A rabid dog restrained after capture in the Gilboa Regional Council, February 24, 2019
(photo credit: GILBOA REGIONAL COUNCIL)
A two-year-old child from the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj died at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba on Thursday after being mauled by a wild-dog on Tuesday, Haaretz reported. The child, Boshra Abo Lakima, was attacked by the dog within a close proximity to her home.  
Her father said many wild-dogs live near their village, but authorities have failed to address the issue despite repeated requests for them to do so. He demanded something be done now “before the next disaster happens.”  
In 2018, it was reported Israel has roughly 33,000 wild-dogs living in packs throughout the country. Most of them live in the south, in Bedouin communities; the ratio is roughly 35 dogs for every 100 people.  
Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, it was reported wild animals began looking for food closer and closer to where humans live, as people are now staying in-doors. Jackals were recently filmed at Hayarkon park in Tel Aviv.