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A "mystery ailment" last week claimed the lives of over 200 camels in Saudi Arabia's Dawasir Valley, Reuters reports. The agriculture ministry confirmed the deaths of 232 animals over four days, although owners say the real figure is much higher. Officials dismissed an infectious disease as the cause, fingering "animal feed …

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Dan

Fear not

It couldn't happen here.

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If I were a camel

I'd be so bored of counting all that sand I'd kill myself.

Could be one possible cause

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If I were a Camel

...I'd take the hump!

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Question is...

are they still edible ?

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Anonymous Coward

Or perhaps...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6954728.stm

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Anonymous Coward

Australian Camels

aren't being effected so far. Could it be a conspiracy to end the foundering camel breeding industry in Saudi?

FYI - Saudi Arabia actually imports most of it's camels from Australia, the original "royal" line of camels was pretty much eaten into extinction.

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IT angle

I'm struggling here... I suppose there's a vulture angle, will that do?

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Anonymous Coward

If I were a camel...

I spy with my little eye something beginning with 'S'....

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Conan flashback!

Has anyone confirmed Arnie Swarchenegger's whereabouts at the time?

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staggering

Reminds me of that ancient curse

"My your camel suffer the staggers, and your tent blow away in the wind"

Anyone seen any flying tents?

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Anonymous Coward

darn Bin Ladin.......

Can't find any virgins in the Middle east........

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Camel-tech

IT angle? Read the Reg's headline on the browser:

SCI/Tech News for the World!

Obviously a story on Biology, perhaps the new robo-jockies are inducing a rash the previously used slave children weren't... thus a tech angle too!

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Anonymous Coward

Something about the name..

I noticed the camel trader's name was Turki, so given what happend not too long ago, I am guessing it's possible a Mr B Matthews has something to do with it?

:)

(UK Joke only I'm afraid)

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Bronze badge

chinese connection?

any idea if this camel chow has a Chinese origin? Their track record with pet foods hasn't been so good recently..

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Anonymous Coward

Camels

Dogs cats maybe others you feed them industrial waste they die what else do they want to know are they safe to eat no they are not safe to eat.

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