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Runaway Camel Bites Man, Terrorizes Cars

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In today's edition of "What's happening in the Antelope Valley," a camel broke free from an animal sanctuary, biting a man and attacking cars before being taken in by sheriff's deputies.

The camel made his daring escape around 8 a.m. and was discovered walking along the side of the road and charging at cars, the L.A. Times reports. A neighbor in his 70s tried to corner the camel and capture it, but the camel bit him, knocked him to the ground and stomped on him. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a gash in the head. This apparently isn't the first time an animal has escaped the sanctuary—the daughter of the man who was attacked said that five escapes have happened this year so far.

Here's the camel mugging for the camera:

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The camel was then cornered by sheriff's deputies and taken into custody, ending his brief journey. The owner, who did not have the proper exotic animal permit to own the camel, will face charges, KTLA says.

Authorities are still wondering how the camel got out in the first place. The camel, meanwhile, will no doubt regale to his animal friends stories of what life is like on the outside.

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