5_EinGedi_RockHyrax The rock hyrax, or rock badger, is a gopher-sized mammal found in mountainous regions of Israel, such as Ein Gedi and Arbel.  Known in the Mosaic laws as being unclean (as they chew the cud, but do not have cloven hoofs), Proverbs praises the small, social creatures as being one of four things which are little on the earth, but exceedingly wise: they are not a mighty people, but they make their home among the rocks.