A Delicious Lunch…If You’re a Camel

What do camels eat? Almost anything, it seems. Domesticated camels are often fed grass, dates and oats, while those in the wild do quiet well in creating their own diets.

I spotted this particular camel enjoying lunch on New Year’s Day when I was riding my bike from the main tourist drag of Dahab back to my apartment in Asalah. I’d seen this sight before but never been able to take a photo. I didn’t have my camera on me this time either, so I raced to my apartment, grabbed the camera and rode quickly back to the scene. The camel was still there! I don’t know whether it was wild and just passing through Dahab on its own or whether it had escaped from its local owner. But here you have it – what a camel can and will eat if left to its own devices.

Camel eating New Year's Day lunch in Dahab, Egypt

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  1. Wow, that garbage must have been so tasty for the camel to stay there long enough for you to get your camera and come back!
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  2. Sabina says:

    Haha – that’s true, Ayelet. It took at least 10 minutes for me to get to my apartment and back. That trash must have been delicious.

  3. Ananse says:

    Nice Carmel there.

  4. Shalu Sharma says:

    I am worried that the camel will end up eating junk specially plastic which will harm the animal. But this is what you get in many countries.
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  5. Actually in Dahab they often eat and are FED cardboard by their owners due to lack of grass or anything else green around here. The goats eat cardboard too.

  6. Sabina says:

    Well, for environmental purposes it’s good that they eat the cardboard. I used to watch goats eat it daily. It’s so comical. They really seem to love it.

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