In my present world, on the outskirts of the city, there are crude barbed wire enclosures where camels are kept. The camels are tended to by foreign Sudanese workers. Each camel corral houses several dozen camels of all shapes, sizes and colors. So that there will be fresh camel milk available for customers, the mama camels are equipped with contraptions to keep the baby camels from nursing constantly. The juryrigged nursing bras are made of a canvas fabric and rope and are secured strategically around the nursing mama camel. Every time we have stopped for some fresh warm camel milk, the workers are happy to oblige, and they milk the camel right there on the spot. It usually takes two men to accomplish the task since the beasts are so large.
If you are interested in seeing more photos of camels in Saudi Arabia and learning a bit more about them, please see some previous posts that I have done on the subject. Just click on the links below:
Baby Camel Nursing
Fresh and Frothy Camel Milk
Camels in Saudi Arabia
Camel in Natural Habitat
Camels and Tents
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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