Tourist tip #247 / Giant turtles at Alexander River
They're as big as your kids and they love to eat junk food (although they shouldn't). Here's where to spot these massive critters in Israel.
There is in the land of Israel a river called Alexander that intersects with the coastal highway just north of Netanya. In that river is a population of giant turtles.
Specifically, the reptiles in question are soft-shelled turtles and they can grow as large as your own kids. Lengthwise the turtles can reach 120 centimeters, and they can weigh up to 50 kilos.