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When the heat becomes intense, camels like to roll in the dirt. When they pass a patch of land with soft earth, they kneel down in it and begin to roll back and forth on their backs. In many cases, these places become common for camels to roll in, and a passing camel may roll, just because it is a place of rolling. First they will sniff the ground, then kneel down, and then begin to turn over on their back and necks, with their feet up in the air, as if trying to bathe in dust. Camels will frequently crowd together in a single-rolling ground, so expanding it's size that in it sometimes covers an are of more than 100 meters in diameter. The Bedouins claim that this rolling strengthens and soothes the joints and has somewhat of a cooling and relaxing effect on the camel's body. Aug 4 2013-0170Aug 4 2013-0170
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Camel are a very unique animal. The camel feet are broad, flat, leathery pads with two toes on each foot. When a camel places its foot on the ground the pads spread, preventing the foot from sinking into the sand. When walking the camel moves both feet on the other. This may expalin the camel's popular title "ship on the desert." The rolling motion is similar to the ocean, but also maximizes Aug 4 2013-0175
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