Are camels edible?
It's also interesting that they set aside $19 million for this project, of which $45,000 will be given to hunters, and the rest is for administration.
November 26th, 2009 2:52am
It was striking to me that, "Camels invade remote settlements in search of water, scaring residents as they tear apart bathrooms and rip up water pipes."
They have a real nose for water. I did not realize their instincts are so powerful they will dig for water if necessary. How do they detect the existence of water pipes? Is this not evidence that dowsing is legitimate, or at least possible?
November 26th, 2009 2:54am
They're as much a pest as rabbits or feral cats:
pigs, hares, foxes, cane toads, deer, horses, water buffalo, goats ...
... and yes, camels are edible if that wiki is to be believed.
November 26th, 2009 5:11am
Holy shit! They have a million camels, the number doubles every 9 years, and there is a photo of a huge camel train PULLING AN ENTIRE HOUSE.
November 26th, 2009 5:42am
Easier than harnessing roos - or rats.
November 26th, 2009 5:58am
Dunno about the whole camel, I usually settle for cameltoe.
Camels are edible. They're just not kosher.
>Camel meat is also occasionally found in Australian cuisine, for example, a camel lasagne is available in Alice Springs.
>A camel carcass can provide a substantial amount of meat. The male dromedary carcass can weigh 400 kg (900 lb) or more, while the carcass of a male Bactrian can weigh up to 650 kg (1,400 lb). The carcass of a female camel (or she-camel) weighs less than the male, ranging between 250 and 350 kg (550 and 770 lb), but can provide a substantial amount of meat. The brisket, ribs and loin are among the preferred parts, but the hump is considered a delicacy and is most favored. It is reported that camel meat tastes like coarse beef, but older camels can prove to be tough and less flavorful.
>Camel meat has been eaten for centuries. It has been recorded by ancient Greek writers as an available dish in ancient Persia at banquets, usually roasted whole. The ancient Roman emperor Heliogabalus enjoyed camel's heel. Camel meat is still eaten in certain regions including Somalia, where it is called Hilib geyl, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan and other arid regions where alternative forms of protein may be limited or where camel meat has had a long cultural history. In the Middle East, camel meat is the rarest and most prized source of pastırma. Not just the meat, but also blood is a consumable item as is the case in northern Kenya, where camel blood is a source of iron, vitamin D, salts and minerals.
November 26th, 2009 9:49am
Well then it really sucks that they are just going to kill them and leave them to rot.
November 26th, 2009 12:14pm
I'd like to tell my camel joke, but unfortunately the punchline is visual.
November 26th, 2009 12:30pm
November 26th, 2009 2:18pm
Yeah, I ain't clicking that - I'm at work, you know...
1st one is clickable. 2nd one is a porn site.
November 26th, 2009 2:32pm
Arabs love to eat camel. Seriously, when I was over there these fat Arabs used to have contests eating 40 oz. camel steaks.
November 26th, 2009 7:20pm
I cook an excellent camel curry. In Saudi they farm them for meat and milk.
November 27th, 2009 1:19am
Anything that walks on the land is edible. It was one of the first lessons in our junior high hunter-safety class when we got to the survival section.
Dick, enjoy eating your Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. It was nice knowing you.
November 28th, 2009 12:29pm
Monarch Butterflies don't walk, they fly.
November 28th, 2009 3:16pm
November 28th, 2009 6:36pm
My god, how big was that moth before they cooked it?
November 28th, 2009 8:22pm
About 45mm across though they seem bigger:
Careful when asking how big crocs are up north as the locals measure them across the eyes ...
November 29th, 2009 3:34am