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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Camel bites Md. zoo visitor

Frederick County authorities say a woman is recovering after she was bitten by a camel at a zoo near Thurmont.


A photo from the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo Web site, promoting the safari ride where a woman was bitten by a camel. (Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo)
County animal control officer Harold Domer told The Frederick News-Post that the adult male camel was trying to eat some food from the woman’s hand during a tractor-drawn safari ride through the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo on Thursday afternoon.

He said the 29-year-old woman was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a moderate injury to her lower arm.

Domer said the camel has been quarantined at the zoo. He said a veterinarian is monitoring the animal for signs of illness.

By Frederick News-Post  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/05/2011

 
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