Monday, August 20, 2007

camel tries to sex owner

no. for real. i was actually just about to go to sleepytown when this shit me like a tonne of nike kicks...

"an australian woman was found dead at the family’s sheep and cattle ranch in queensland. she had been given a camel as a 60th birthday present earlier this year because of her love of exotic pets. the camel was just 10 months old but already weighed 152kg and had come close to suffocating the family’s pet goat on a number of occasions. on saturday, the woman apparently became the object of the male camel’s desire. it knocked her to the ground, lay on top of her and displayed what the police delicately described as mating behaviour."

sweet. dreams.


Ben said...


There are many reports concerning the copulation of camels. These vary from being rarely observed (Mares, 1954) to the act being screened from humans by other members of the herd (Yasin and Wahid, 1957). The author has not only watched a male serving various females in a herd, but has assisted him in the act. If not aided, courting and mating can be very violent. If the male selects a female and she is not willing to go down quietly when he approaches her, he will bite at her neck and eventually roughly force her to the ground. There the female utters her guttural protest, while the male first straddles her and then gently slides down until he is squatting on his back legs (Photo 6). Copulation lasts for about 15 minutes. This is accompanied by much gurgling and grunting. The male pushes forward continuously with many pelvic thrusts. The male gives about 7 ml of semen with an average of 615 million sperm per mm (Chen and Yuang, 1979).

neha said...

wow ben! that's intense. it doesn't make the queensland woman's situation any less messed-up, but it has definitely enlightened me on the subject. i now get that it wasn't just that one skitzo camel. at the end of the day, i think the moral of the tale is... they're wild animals, not birthday presents.