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Christmas Camel on Holiday Rampage
The Province ^ | December 30, 2011

Posted on 12/31/2011 7:00:46 PM PST by nickcarraway

Police car bears brunt of damage

Police officers in the town of Sar-lat in southwest France were nonplussed when a camel smashed in the front window of their Ford Focus patrol car earlier this month.

"There was nothing I could do," police officer Laurent Legal, who collided with the animal, said. "It's a good thing I wasn't driving very fast."

The 500-kilogram animal, named Pépette, was part of a Christmas market attraction, along with his mate Cléopatre. After a hectic day of rides and a stint in the petting zoo, Pépette was spooked by a number of fans who crowded its van as it was being loaded up for the evening.

The dromedary took off, easily jumping a wall, running down a staircase and then colliding with the police car before heading down-town.

Two police cars escorted the animal for about 30 minutes as it strolled against traffic down one-way streets before being placated by its trainer.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: camel; christmas; rampage

1 posted on 12/31/2011 7:01:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I have had days like that myself.


2 posted on 12/31/2011 7:11:55 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: nickcarraway; Silentgypsy; Winstons Julia; SunkenCiv; reaganaut

Three Frenchmen, stranded in Cairo, bought a camel from Achmed’s Used Camels.

Achmed assured them it was the best camel he had. Obeyed all the traffic laws.

The three Frenchmen climbed on and away they went.

At the first red light the camel stopped and a car full of Egyptians pulled up alongside.

One said “Look at those three a$$holes on that camel”.

The three Frenchmen got off to look, the light changed, and they never saw that camel again.

Happy New Year!!!


3 posted on 12/31/2011 7:54:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

LOL. Happy New Year, Fred


4 posted on 12/31/2011 8:10:10 PM PST by reaganaut (Mormonism is all about glory to self, not Glory to God. - which explains Mitt Romney)
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To: nickcarraway

A cigarette did this?????


5 posted on 12/31/2011 8:13:27 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: bigheadfred

You have sent me snorkling and chortling into 2012!


6 posted on 12/31/2011 10:05:45 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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