Camel at Truck Stop Petting Zoo Sat on Woman

Authorities in Louisiana say a camel at a truck stop petting zoo sat on a woman after she crawled into its enclosure to get her dog who went under the fence. She told deputies she bit the camel to free herself.

Iberville Parish Sheriff's officials told The Advocate that the Florida woman's husband (yay FLORIDA) had been throwing treats to their dog under the camel's fence. (WHY???) Their dog went into the enclosure and of course the woman crawled under barbed wire to retrieve the pet.

That's when the 600-pound camel, Caspar, sat on her. She told deputies she bit the camel to free herself. The woman was brought to a hospital.

Deputy Louis Hamilton Jr. said the couple provoked the camel and cited them for a leash law violation.

Tiger Truck Stop is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) outside of Baton Rouge and keeps Caspar the camel as an attraction. Not sure how I feel about that part. But the story itself is quite the story and could not wait for Weird News Wednesday.



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