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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:32 am 
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Happy Camel - I think I was annoying it, relaxing in the shade at midday...

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Awesome shot, do they run wild there?

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They are virtually all owned by someone. Some are tethered (a rope between their elbows) to make sure they can't trot or gallop but this one and his mates weren't.

If you hit a camel with your car during daylight hours it is your fault, and you pay a hefty fine (presuming you survive the impact!), whereas if you hit a camel at night it is the owner's fault as the camels should be gathered up by evening time.

They don't tend to wander far from home, but you come across the occasional herd on the roads and they're stubborn so-and-sos!


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Interesting traffic laws concerning camels. Where I come from, if a cow gets out, it's generally the farmers loss if it gets hit. Livestock isn't allowed to run wild here though, everything is fenced in. Large herbivores do tend to be stubborn and slow when they do get on the road though, I have my experiences with them getting in the way lol.

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Unfortunately there is a lot of mass at windscreen height. The equivalent of hitting a 3/4 tonne moose!


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Yeah I was thinking it would be like a moose. I'm in North America, and they are the absolute worst kind of animal to hit.

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Shagrath wrote:
Yeah I was thinking it would be like a moose. I'm in North America, and they are the absolute worst kind of animal to hit.


Or a bison. Though I don't think they have any in the empire state ;)

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Well I'm from Kansas and we do have some even in my home town! Bison are cool but they've never gotten out on the roads lol. Thankfully. I've been to Yellowstone though, and they get on the road all the time.

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