Camels Walk a Mile for Escape-Artist Giraffe

Circus chain gang cuts loose in Amsterdam
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2008 3:14 AM CDT
Camels Walk a Mile for Escape-Artist Giraffe
Hump goes Dutch.   ((c) indigoprime)

(Newser) – Fifteen camels, two zebras, lamas and potbellied swine went on the lam from a Dutch circus—with a giraffe masterminding their flight to freedom. The gang wandered around an Amsterdam neighborhood when the escape artist kicked a hole in the animals' cage, reports AP. They were all rounded up after several hours.

"You have to imagine somebody rubbing his eyes first thing in the morning and saying, 'Am I seeing things or is that 15 camels walking past?'" remarked a police spokesman. (Read more Amsterdam stories.)

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