Drop Bears, Desert Sharks, and Now Camels!

Australia is a dangerous place.

I have warned before of the little known, but widespread Drop Bear and of the unexpected Desert Shark.

Now Camels have turned dangerous.

I’ve just had a thought, unusual as that is at this time of the morning.

The camels in Australia came with their Afghan drivers during the 1800’s.

Perhaps the following story is the first sign of a terror cell amongst these Afghan quadrupeds! Someone should let John Howard know.

Anyway, here is a news report from a couple of days ago.

Camels in Australia - file photo

Camels were brought to Australia in the 1840s for transportation

A woman in Australia has been killed by her pet camel after the animal may have tried to mate with her.

The woman was found dead at the family’s sheep and cattle ranch near the town of Mitchell in Queensland.

The woman had been given the camel as a 60th birthday present earlier this year because of her love of exotic pets.

The camel was just 10 months old but already weighed 152kg (336lbs) and had come close to suffocating the family’s pet goat on a number of occasions.

On Saturday, the woman apparently became the object of the male camel’s desire.

It knocked her to the ground, lay on top of her and displayed what the police delicately described as possible mating behaviour.

“I’d say it’s probably been playing, or it may be even a sexual sort of thing,” the Associated Press news agency quoted Queensland police Detective Senior Constable Craig Gregory as saying.

Young camels are not normally aggressive but can become more threatening if treated and raised as pets.

ABC Newsonline.

6 Responses

  1. Ick!!! Camels tend to forget the deodorant and the mouth-wash. How uncouth!

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  2. It is not a Truth Universally acknowledged that :

    Young Aerchies (or is it Metro-Hunting Squirrels or Gin-Recovering RainCoaters) are not normally aggressive but can become more threatening if treated and raised as pets

    Es macht man denken, nee
    Das ist es, doch

    G E

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  3. buff, camels are completely uncouth. be thankful you are not a female camel!

    eagle, G. Mein Herren, I cannot visualise the metro and the raincoater with humps. Luckily. Braccae tuae aperiuntur!

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  4. Braccae tuae …
    “Broccolli may follow you to the beehive?”

    The Raincoater, so I understand, is woefully short on humps, lately.

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  5. Je ne puis commenter aux Humps de la Marchionesse, mais her Grace does seem to be short of H-arr-UMP-h-S – a side efffect of insufficient doses of Campari

    GE

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  6. Metro, nonono, braccae, not braccia. I have heard of the Raincoater’s involuntary diet. It is her victims prospects who should be given the Campari, not herself.

    GE, I try not to think of the raincoater with her humps. However I fear the problem she has is due to incorrectly applied doses of medicinal Campari.

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