Here’s a story for ya.
Louisiana boasts a lot of attractions: the French Quarter, the Louisiana Plantation & Swamp Boat Bayou Full-Day Combo,
the Oak Alley Plantation…and at a truck stop in Iberville — just outside Baton Rouge — there’s a camel.
And he goes by the name of Caspar.
While the herbivore was minding his own business recently, a couple with a dog pulled into the station.
For some unknown — and unwise — reason, the man began to throw treats for the dog to retrieve — in Caspar’s pen.
Naturally, the dog crawled under the fence to reach the tasty delights.
The woman crawled in after him.
So a woman’s playing fetch, and a man’s getting his dog to break into a camelhouse.
Caspar chased the lady, pinned her to a wall, and then sat on her.
The problem with a single-humped, even-toed ungulate using you as a chair is they’re a bit on the heavy side — Caspar weighs 600 pounds.
Therefore, according to The Washington Post, the woman was being crushed.
What do you do when a 6-7 foot desert animal plops down on ya while you’re trying to chase your dog because the man you’re with led him into a camel’s cage?
As relayed by The Advocate, for at least one person in the world, that answer was nuts:
“I bit his balls to get him off of me, I bit his testicles to get him off of me.”
Sitting on someone isn’t the nicest gesture, but still…that seems…unnecessary.
An investigation followed, involving the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office. And guess who was at fault?
From The Daily Wire:
It turns out the couple provoked the camel before it sat on the woman. The husband reportedly pushed the camel and swatted it with his hat.
“The camel did nothing wrong,” [Deputy Louis Hamilton, Jr.) added.
“They (the couple) were aggressive. The camel was just doing its normal routine.”
Vindicated, though masticated.
Louis noted that Caspar’s been part of the animal exhibit for quite some time, and he’s — as the woman now knows all too well — an old softie:
“The camel has never been aggressive, the camel has never gotten out, never caused any issues — in fact, the husband and wife stated before that we’ve been here before and we’ve never had any problems.”
Poor guy. Although, I would guess that, at 600 pounds, her bite probably encompassed barely a tad of the ‘nad.
Louis wondered why a goofball would throw a dog’s treats into the domicile of a Middle Eastern horse:
“My only question to her husband was: ‘Why did you throw the doggy treat under the fence?’” Hamilton told the Advocate. “And he just said, ‘I wasn’t thinking.’”
Sounds about right.
The truck stop manager, Pamela Bossier — who said in 30 years of the animal exhibit, there’d never been an attack — defended her pet:
“First of all, they went and trespassed. After they trespassed then they proceed to antagonize something that big. … He’s really a gentle giant. …
Any animal you provoke, they’re going to strike back.”
The couple was ticketed for criminal trespassing and violating the leash law.
Feels like there should’ve been something else — you bite a guy’s balls, that seems like manslaughter.
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