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.
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.
And today, a few cases reported in the USA:
See also http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html
There are NO CASES of MERS in Israel, yet.
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