Camels Vs. Cacti

Submitted by: Draculya 4 months ago in Weird


The mouth of the Dromedary camel has adapted to be able to eat whole pieces of prickly pear cactus, six-inch long needles and all. I hope it digests more thoroughly than sweet corn.
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Male 109
I don't need to watch it. I get the gist. Lol. 
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Male 2,688
Eats like my ex.
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Male 1,687
Camels tend to drool when they eat, maybe because of that split lip. I dunno. When I was a kid, I used to take a banana to the local zoo and feed it to a camel, skin and all. As the camel chewed up the tough skin, the inside of the banana would mix with saliva and start drooling down in long ropes. To a ten-year-old, the expressions on the faces of the audience were worth the price of the banana.
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Male 1,839
Didn't need the slo-mo
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Male 12,953
gosh it looks painful but they seem to be enjoying it quite a bit

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Male 44,954
Q: What do you call a camel with no humps?







A: Humphrey
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Male 9,019
Am I the only one who found himself involuntarily muttering "Ow... ow... ow... ow... ow" the whole time while watching that video?
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Female 1,425
squrlz4ever No, it was pretty painful to watch. I wander how they do that and not get it stuck in their throats or mouths...Lord have mercy. That’s some fiber they got there.
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Male 9,019
pinkminx22 I think I read somewhere that the inside of a camel's mouth is essentially like leather and made for eating all sorts of nasty desert flora that are covered with thorns and spikes. Regardless, the video still makes me wince. Those cactus spines are like needles. Yeesh.
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Male 18,155
I've seen giraffe and elephants eat some gnarly acacia, but I just can't fathom how a dromedary eats a cactus.
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