They are big, mostly brown, with large rather scary-looking mouths. Line up half a dozen of them and most of us wouldn't know one from the other. So that is why they shave interesting patterns into their coats.
I came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman and the mother of our children in the late 80's. My husband is no longer with us, the children are pursuing careers abroad, but Egypt is still my home, albeit, a rural rather than urban one. You can reach me at msgabbani at gmail.com