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Video: Camel-Bitten Man Speaks Out

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The man who was bitten by a camel in Palmdale on Friday has given his account of the event, and it’s pretty scary.

“He was stomping me and biting me, and getting on his knees on top of my chest,” said Steve Brefka, 72, in an interview with ABC7.

Brefka crawled under a car until police arrived to take the animal to an animal care center. Brefka received numerous stitches and staples in his head after the ordeal and is expected to be fine.

Officials say the camel’s owner did not have a permit and now he faces charges. Skylar Dossenbach, Brefka’s daughter, said other animals have escaped from the property, including a buffalo and ostrich.

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