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Emboldened by closures, foxes prowl an ancient port city in Israel

A red fox looks at a cat in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that kept people off the streets and drawn red foxes from the safety and seclusion of surrounding sand dunes April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox looks at a cat in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that kept people off the streets and drawn red foxes from the safety and seclusion of surrounding sand dunes April 17, 2020....more

A red fox looks at a cat in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that kept people off the streets and drawn red foxes from the safety and seclusion of surrounding sand dunes April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 16, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 16, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 16, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox surveys the seashore in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox surveys the seashore in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox surveys the seashore in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox runs around a parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 20, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox runs around a parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 20, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox runs around a parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 20, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox stands on an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020.  REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands on an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir...more

A red fox stands on an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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An Israeli man wears a face mask as a red fox boldly stands his ground in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli man wears a face mask as a red fox boldly stands his ground in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks...more

An Israeli man wears a face mask as a red fox boldly stands his ground in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020.  REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020.  REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir...more

A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox stands at an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 21, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands at an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 21, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands at an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 21, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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