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23 April 2024

Camel refuses to leave dead owner's grave

By Staff

A camel set an example in loyalty when it refused to leave the grave of its Yemeni owner nearly a week after his death.

Newspapers said the grieved camel also appears to be on hunger strike, quoting the dead man's family as saying they had to force it to eat after the owner's death.

"It just sits there and keeps sniffing at the grave…it refuses to move away from the grave,"the Saudi 'Sada' daily said in a report from central Yemen.

"The family said they use force to drag the camel to the farm at night but it hurries back to the grave just after the far door opens again in the morning…they said it also refuses to eat and that is has been like this for nearly a week."


Camel rescued after falling into pit

[Picture Courtesy: Sabq]

Saudi civil defence men used a large crane and ropes to pull out a camel which fell into a deep pit in a farm in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The civil defence units rushed to the farm in the southern Jazan province after receiving a call from the farmer that his camel plunged into the pit he had dug for water.

'Sabq' newspaper said the camel was lifted out to safety after a one-hour rescue operation.