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Camel caravan

WHAT IS A CAMEL?

The camel plays an important role in Awakening the Beast.  They are unique animals that can survive  in the extreme heat of the desert for long periods of time without water. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia on the subject:

Dromedary camel

Dromedary camel

Camels are [a hooved animal with] distinctive fatty deposits [on their backs] known as “humps”. [There are two types-] the dromedary, or one-humped camel …of  the Middle East and … Africa; and the bactrian, or two-humped camel … [of] Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; they provide milk, meat, [and hair for cloth]. [They] are working animals with tasks ranging from human transport to bearing loads.

The term “camel” is derived [from a] Hebrew [word [meaning] going without… This refers to [the animal’s] ability to go without food or water …

ATBCape-Cobra

Poisonous Snakes of Africa

A poisonous snake is mentioned in Awakening the Beast. I thought it would interesting to post photos about the poisonous snakes of Africa. The snake in the photo above is the Cape Cobra.

Boomslang

Boomslang

Saw-Scaled Viper

Saw-Scaled Viper

Gaboon Viper

Gaboon Viper

Black Mamba headBlack Mamba head

 

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Black Mamba

Black Mamba

Black Mamba eating

Black Mamba eatingGreen Mamba

Green Mamba

Red Tailed snake

Red Tailed snake

King Cobra

King Cobra