Alright now - here's a weird one for you. One of my viewers who goes by the name Jerry saw my video on the Camel Fair in india and then sent me this picture.
He claims it is an honest to god picture of a mixed up camel that tries to mait with a horse.
A camel trying to make hay with a horse? C'mon... really? Is the real, or is it fake - thats what I want to know.
I did some checking around in the usual places like Snopes.com
and Google search...
I didn't find anything on snopes about it.
And on Google search, there was plenty of stuff on camels mating, but nothing on a camel horse combo
With little to go on, I decided to take a closer look at the picture.
If looks pretty real on the surface, but when you zoom in, something starts to smell fishy.
first off, is it even possible to mate with a horse when she is in the position?
And why does the camel have a shadow, but the horse doesn't?
I have my suspicions about this picture but can't really make up my mind... So I am going to leave it up to you guys.
So what do you think? You think its real? Or do you think it's fake. let me know in the comment section below.... and don't forget to tell us why you think it's real or fake.
A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. The two surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel which inhabits the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; and the bactrian, or two-humped camel which inhabits Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; they provide milk, meat, hair for textiles or goods such as felted pouches, and are working animals with tasks ranging from human transport to bearing loads.
The term "camel" is derived via Latin and Greek (camelus and kamēlos respectively) from Hebrew or Phoenician gāmāl, which has later been transferred to a verb root meaning to bear or carry The Hebrew meaning of the word gāmāl is derived from the verb root g.m.l, meaning stopping, weaning, going without; or repaying in kind. This refers to its ability to go without food or water, as well as the increased ability of service the animal provides when being properly cared for.
"Camel" is also used more broadly to describe any of the six camel-like mammals in the family Camelidae: the two true camels: the dromedary and bactrian, and the four South American camelids: the llama and alpaca are called "New World camels", while the guanaco and vicuña are called "South American camels