Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Camels in a pen for a change

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From the window of a bus you often see camels standing or grazing.
Hence the frequent road signs saying "BEWARE OF CAMELS NEAR THE ROAD."

Here in the photo is the first time I saw camels in a corral.
Please enlarge it 2x to see them better. 

In back are the sheds and huts of one of the many Bedouin settlements that are spread out all over  the Negev.
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UPDATE:  Apparently Saudi Arabia is starting to warn about a link between their camels and the deadly MERS sickness that is claiming many human lives. 
See  http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/05/mers-means-ride-camels-with-masks-gloves-and-pass-on-the-camel-burger/

And today, a few cases reported in the USA:
 http://www.timesofisrael.com/second-us-case-of-mers-indentified/
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See also http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html 

There are NO CASES of MERS in Israel, yet.
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

A rather tranquil scene.

I'd heard that story making the news here about MERS as well.

Peter said...

Australia has plenty of wild camels, I recently saw the movie 'Tracks' about a young woman who crossed from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean alone with some camels.

toby said...

Looks to me like that pen is more of a guideline than anything, it doesn't look terribly strong or even intact... but if there's food and water inside, they're likely to stay :)

Natasha Hill said...

Your blog is so interesting. Ever time I come back here to see your photos I learn something new. Shame about the MERS case - I hope it doesn't progress too badly. - Tasha xxx

Tina Liel said...

Oh love all the photos from Meitar and the area. Have to read about the camel disease. Quite strange not to see them free ;-) So is your daughter back in Australia? Thanks for your comment. It was amazing because I just thought of you a few minutes before you commented♥ Hugs

Kay said...

Yikes! Camels and MERS? I believe we've had a few cases of MERS on the mainland here in the US also. In fact, one person got it from just shaking hands with a doctor.