More than 50 people were left stuck in freezing temperatures after a camel caused havoc when it bolted from a Kansas nativity scene showing “No kings allowed” and escaped from the house, CNET reports.
“It was like the first day of school in here,” Lori Tomger told Fox 4 on Thursday. She said a loose camel led to stranded visitors and cars taking days to travel back and forth to the scene.
Tomger, who lives in Jackson County, Kansas, said she put the camel inside the front door to hide it because it was “intoxicated and scared” because she had just wrapped up a family meal with her friends.
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“I thought it was the nicest of moves but it made some little camels jump out of nowhere,” she said.
After being stuck for hours on top of a piano and crawling through trees, the camel finally escaped. “I screamed and cried all the way down the road … To hear how many people stopped and almost hit it and almost killed it was totally terrifying,” Tomger said.
Some complained about the camel over animal control being called, and Tomger reported the case to police. There was no word on the camel’s condition.
But Tomger said: “I don’t believe any animals could’ve done what he did. I don’t believe they could’ve spun so quickly and so high. He’s got some athletic ability.”
A YouTube video of the incident shows the camel wiggling and shrieking as cars frantically tried to get by. One woman exclaimed: “I think that camel is thinking of saying, ‘Fuck you’, because he’s doing a little dance.”