We’ve towed a caravan around this country for 150,000kms. According to the NT.gov.au website, there are over one million feral camels in this country. And you know what? We’ve never seen one of them! Maybe a few angry ones but no wild ones. We’ve seen dairy camels and we’ve ridden camels on beaches and in the desert but not a one in the wild.
In 2018 when we planned our trip up the Stuart Highway to Darwin with mates The Prado’s and Toothless and his Missus, I was excited because it would be a good chance to see a camel or two in the wild. Then our car blew its engine in Murray Bridge and we, the van, and the car were quickly shipped home. What did our mates see the next day?… a camel, a camel wild and free.