Well, now, really, NM. What would you do if a camel came at you? At least
he didn't blast him with a sawed-off shotgun or annilate him and the
surrounding area with an automatic something.
Our Swamp Sheriff's secretary is also the 'animal control' officer and I
doubt that she has the expertise or budget to educate her officers on the
proper approach and TLC for camels.
So very glad and happy to get to see your post. For too long my
computer had you listed as a suspected Terrorist. Please let us know how
your DD is doing and if the police have located the jerk that hurt her and
"NightMist" That's right, he tased a CAMEL!
A camel is not what one expects to find on the local highway. Although
if I had been in the position of the helpful motorist, I might have
kept on driving for a bit before calling the authorities. And how is
it that the fence can't keep the animals in? It's just one silly
consequence after another, but it all started with the fence.
Roberta in D
On Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:21:43 +0000, NightMist
What I don't understand is if she knew who the camel belonged to, why did
the woman call 911 instead?
I surely would not expect my local animal control or sheriffs to know
what to do with an escaped camel.
I do think that that deputy was putting both of them at risk by taseing
the creature. While it is true that tasers carried by law enforcement
are waaaaaay stronger than the stun guns regular people can buy, I don't
know as they are particularly effective on something so large as a camel.
Anytime you give pain to a large animal without killing it you are
putting yourself and others present at risk.
The sensible thing would have been to get the owner down there and make
her deal with it. If it had been a cow, or a horse, or a mule, is that
not what they would have done? If it had been a big ole billy goat
instead of a camel they could well have found themselves in the same
situation, only most billy goats of my acquaintance would not have stood
idle after being tased!
The whole situation was indeed carelessness with a double portion of
foolishness piled on top.
Though with regard to the fence, if it has been wet there recently it
could well be that the ground was soft enough that the animal knocked the
fence down just by leaning on it. Happens all the time around here with
cattle in the spring.