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Florida woman bites camel that sat on her at Louisiana truck stop, authorities say

Posted at 10:14 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 10:49:24-04

GROSSE TETE, La.-- He's 6'3-- 600 pounds and his name is Caspar

Now imagine him sitting on you!

That's what happened to one Florida woman last week.

She and her husband made a pit stop at the Tiger Truck Stop in South Louisiana where Caspar the camel is the main attraction.

The manager says the couple was chasing their their dog around and tossing treats his way when one of those treats went through the fence.

The dog-- who's deaf-- went to grab it. So they went to grab the dog. Caspar got spooked and went for them-- then eventually sat on the woman.

"And camel's are going to naturally are gonna sit down. Well, when he sat down, she was underneath him. I might feel kinda funny saying this on TV, but she actually bit him in his private area, that's about a nice is I can put it," Tiger Truck Stop manager Pamela Bossier said.

The couple got tickets for trespassing and not having the dog on a leash. The woman also had to be hospitalized. The camel is doing fine.

Tiger Truck Stop is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) outside of Baton Rouge and keeps Caspar the camel as an attraction.

Information from the AP was used in this report.