Monday, August 20, 2007

It's very hard to raise a .... Camel

But in this case it wasn't hard for the camel to get it up....

Aroused pet camel smothers woman, 60
Aug 19, 2007 08:55 AM

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) – An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said today.

The woman, whose name was not released, was killed Saturday at her family's sheep and cattle ranch near Mitchell, 600 kilometres west of the Queensland state capital Brisbane, state police Detective Senior Constable Craig Gregory said.

The 10-month-old male camel – weighing about 150 kilograms – knocked the woman to the ground, lay on top of her, then exhibited what police suspect was mating behaviour, Gregory said.

"I'd say it's probably been playing, or it may be even a sexual sort of thing," Gregory said, adding the camel almost suffocated the family's pet goat by straddling it on several occasions.

Camel expert Chris Hill said he had no doubt the camel's behaviour was sexual.

Hill, who has offered camel rides to tourists for 20 years, said young camels are not aggressive, but can be dangerous if treated as pets without discipline.

The fate of the camel was not known.

The woman was given the camel in March as a birthday present from her husband and daughter. "She had a love of exotic pets," Gregory said.


Miss Ash said...

This almost sounds made up it's so incredibly strange LOL.

yrautca said...

I read this story at work and laughed out loud.

Jennifer said...

I am so disappointed that no one made any jokes about humping! Come on people, it was the perfect set-up.

Princess Pessimism said...

Note: Return camel I bought for Jenni for her b-day....LOL!!!

Who Would You Do? said...

Well they do say that camels have humps, but I just thought it was a physical description.