Authorities: Truck stop camel sits on woman who then bites animal’s testicles


A picture of a camel taken by Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Heel Vet. This is not the camel that was involved in the incident.

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GROSSE TETE, La. — Authorities in Louisiana say a camel at a truck stop petting zoo sat on a woman after she crawled into its enclosure.

Iberville Parish Sheriff’s officials told The Advocate on Sunday that the Florida woman’s husband had been throwing treats to their dog under the camel’s fence. Their dog went into the enclosure and the woman crawled under barbed wire to retrieve the pet.

It appears the couple “provoked” the camel before the 600-pound camel sat on her. She told deputies she bit the camel’s testicles 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 outside of Baton Rouge and keeps Caspar the camel as an attraction. The Advocate said there were signs warning visitors to stay out of the enclosure.

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