Regardless of their legendary reputations and the sheer size and numbers of the current swarm, the locusts pose no danger to humans or animals whatsoever.
The Chinese Pond Heron, first seen in Israel earlier this month, has begun molting, according to Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
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Known as the Cetacean Translation Initiative (CETI), the program is a massive collaborative effort between research institutions all over the world.
The infected otters showed "mild respiratory symptoms including sneezing, runny noses, mild lethargy and coughing."
The feathered guests come to Eilat every year as an important stop on their migration patterns, but their numbers are in sharp decline in recent years.
Due to the current heat wave, the police officers watered the parrots. One was in such a concerning state that it was taken in for medical attention.
The bird itself is fairly common, but this is the first time it has ever been seen in Israel.
When police opened it, they found a total of 88 animals in the cattle car, including 50 fully-grown goats and 30 kids, as well as eight sheep, all with an estimated value of NIS 100,000.
Two died from blunt force trauma from ship strikes, the other two are being investigated.