Jun 26, 2009

B & D

What do you think? First morning's yawn? Tooth ache? Good joke? Bridle soreness? Attack preparation?

Photo by janaboxer


















We all know about the two great divisions in camels: the dromedaries (one hump Arabian camels - think of "D" on its back as a reminder) and the bactrians (two hump Asian camels, again, think of "B" on its back). Camels have been crossbred with other camelids (llamas, alpacas, etc.) to varying success. As it turns out, when you cross a bactrian with a dromedary you end up with a camel with a single large hump, and one that is larger than either of its parents.

It can also fly, predict the future by reading patterns found in its spit, and shoot lightning from turrets in its hump. It's an uber-camel.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I might be wrong, but I think the uber-camels were deployable units of the Brotherhood of Nod in the Command and Conquer series.

mjp said...

Jeff Minter made several old 8-bit videogames based on that idea:
http://www.llamasoft.co.uk/lc-8bit.php

Attack of the Mutant Camels, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, and of course, Metagalactic Llamas Battle At The Edge Of Time...

LibrarianJessica said...

Rock on with the fab pneumonic device, RW.

Anonymous said...

Camel is laughing at an inside joke. They can also play poker very well.

Danielle said...

He's warning the camel spiders to back off!

Ellen said...

I think he is singing!!!

Kit said...

He's saying "Git off my desert, you darn kids!"

I also wonder if camelid cross-breeds are as cranky as pure camels?