Scratching that Itch

A few days ago I posted a couple of close-up photos of a camel satisfying an itch on a fencing post. Here’s a shot of mama camel and her baby scratching in unison. Aren’t they cute?

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
This entry was posted in Animals, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Scratching that Itch

  1. You have some great camel shots here! These animals have such expressive faces.

  2. Dina says:

    Cute indeed. 🙂
    Maybe camels have to learn about mutual grooming. “My” donkeys used to scratch one another’s withers (shoulder blades) with their teeth, at the same time. A good system for the impossible to reach parts.

  3. Dimple says:

    The horses we used to have would do the same thing!
    You explained the branding, but I missed any explanation you may have posted about the twine tied around mama’s hump and hindquarters. Do you know what it is used for?

    • Hi Dimple – The twine is part of a bra-like contraption that actually prevents the babies from breastfeeding – this way there is more milk available for sale to customers. The babies are allowed only so much time for nursing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s