What D'you Mean It's Easy? (or 'A Dummies Guide to Loading a Camel on a Truck')

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  1. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I took another trip to the camel souk this morning. Better light and this time I went into the heart of the main area where there is much more to be seen - in this instance, loading a very large male camel onto a flatbed...

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    Quite easy really...
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    With that sneer he was giving you it was to be expected he would not let them load him EASILY! Crane, rope, winch and whatnot ... he is set on giving them a hard time, and you his biggest, dirtiest laugh for your attempts to capture it all on ... erm ... chip/card/whatever. ;) What a wonderful series! So sharp, crystal clear and great fun to look at!

    And boy, I didn't know a camel had such FANGS!!!!!
     
  3. Antarctican

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    Yikes, that is one unhappy camel being loaded in (can't say I blame it, though). Who knew that an animal that usually looks rather sweet or silly could also look so evil and mad (like in #6 and 7). What a production to get it in the truck! (hobble it, tie straps around it, then lift it with a block and tackle.) How long did it take to get it in the truck?

    The souk looks like a fascinating place.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't know they had such sharp looking teeth...that thing could take a hand off. Yikes.
     
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    what an interesting series!!

    i watched a show on camels one day. what strange creatures. and their tongues that they flop around made me laugh hysterically!

    5 makes me laugh because it looks like he's smiling.

    7 looks ferocious.

    10 is great because its so odd.

    i could comment on them all!

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  6. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Did I mention having to wipe camel spit off my lens?
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    ^^^ I'll bet! In photo#3 it looks like he's aiming a lugie right at you!
     
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    Holy camel, I'm gonna have camel nightmares tonight for sure! Great series - I never knew they could look so ferocious.
     
  9. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great shots.
     
  10. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Boy, you know, camels are really some funky looking animals.

    This is a really excellent series of photos. Well done.
     
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    Wow! That is one pissed off camel! Great shots :)
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wow, great series.

    I have loaded horses, cows, bulls, hogs, goats and mules onto trucks and trailers. For some reason, four legged animals don't care too much for being transported. As I was scrolling back and forth through the photos one word kept popping in my mind............ramp.
     

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