Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Camels in a pen for a change


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.
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:
See also http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html 

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


  1. A rather tranquil scene.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.


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