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2021-06-18 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
International Camel Organization (@camelsorg) announces the setting up of the North American Camel Ranch Owner Association as camel farms increase in US
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Posted by Fred 2021-06-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [83 views ]  Top

#1 We over the alpaca scam?
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-06-18 07:08||   2021-06-18 07:08|| Front Page Top

#2 
Little Late Camels have been in the USA since about 1855



In 1855, under the direction of then-Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, Congress appropriated $30,000 for "the purchase and importation of camels and dromedaries to be employed for military purposes." Davis believed that camels were key to the country's expansion westward; a transcontinental railroad was still decades away from being built, and he thought the animals could be well suited to haul supplies between remote military outposts. By 1857, after a pair of successful trips to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the U.S. Army had purchased and imported 75 camels. Within a decade, though, each and every one would be sold at auction.

Posted by Clugum Jetle2011 2021-06-18 09:14||   2021-06-18 09:14|| Front Page Top

#3  I said back on 9/12 that American birth registries should state that "Osama, Usama means 'young boy who takes camel peni$ in his mouth.'"
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-06-18 10:17||   2021-06-18 10:17|| Front Page Top

#4 IIRC they are not suited for the deserts in the American Southwest because of all the rocks, cacti and other thorny vegetation.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-06-18 13:57||   2021-06-18 13:57|| Front Page Top

#5 A friend’s herd of camels got loose one day and walked all around Alice Springs. Fun times.
Another time, two different friends walked camels South from Alice ( very open country) and all went well till they got to the Flinders Ranges and the camels absolutely, positively, would not walk under trees. Caused about a hundred mile detour.
Camels are megafauna, and megafauna is controllable right up till when it ain’t.
Just in case any Burgers are thinking about camel ranching!
Posted by Grunter 2021-06-18 22:47||   2021-06-18 22:47|| Front Page Top

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