Kate is an older female camel whom Davidson acquires from Sallay Mahomet. She has been abused previously and hates humans, though Davidson adores her and plans to use her to carry supplies during the trip, since she can’t be ridden. Kate develops an infection before Davidson acquires her, which eventually proves to be fatal. Davidson has to shoot Kate when it becomes clear she won't live, which is a devastating setback for the trek.
Kate Character Timeline in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
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...she distracts herself by continuing to care for her camels. Zeleika is too thin, while Kate is traumatized from her abusive past and hates humans. Kate also has a serious infection... (full context)