Skip to comments.Letter from Saudi Arabia: camel milk, created by love
Posted on 10/02/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Time spent in the company of camels reveals that the sociable animals can be particular when it comes to sharing their milk
Bader lifted the rope that circled the camel pen and we entered. The 50 or so camels casually went about their business, showing little interest in us, until Bader began to summon them with a deep, long call. One by one the camels lifted their heads and ambled in our direction, with their eyes fixed firmly on us.
They crowded around us, jostling for position. They used their long necks to nudge one another aside, so as to get as close as possible. I took a step back toward the rope, feeling a little apprehensive at being penned in on three sides by these lanky, hairy giants. Bader smiled. "No need to worry. They are all very friendly and they're just saying hello," he explained.
I reached out cautiously to touch the closest camels. They strained their necks forward in the hope of a stroke on the nose, a pat on the forehead or a scratch on the ears. One of them gently grabbed my wrist in its mouth to focus my attention. I scratched its chin.
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I would not crawl across a dune to sip it .. But , in a pinch.. Never tried while there. Maybe, someday.. After goat. :-)
And we see a camel article on....
...wait for it...
Probably tastes Gamey
Guess what day it is
Well if you want to drink something with Mohammed’s DNA in it I suppose.
Gamey, fibriysh, nothing but shrubs and stuff to eat.. Yeah, it would be an acquired taste for me.. I have resisted soy and almond as a replacement for my dairy.
Always nice to have options..
I had an opportunity to see a camel close up recently and saw this happen. The camel grabbed a boy's arm in his mouth but didn't hurt him at all. I was surprised by the the amount of personality and playfulness he seemed to have.