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January 2, 2008 > Camel back after Christmas Eve escape

Camel back after Christmas Eve escape

THURMONT, Md. (AP), Dec 28 _ A 4-year-old camel named Lancelot is back where he belongs after an escape from a Thurmont corral on Christmas Eve.

After getting the call about the camel on the loose, two Thurmont police officers and two Frederick County sheriff's deputies found Lancelot eating from a tree. When he saw the officers, he ran into a field. After he was cornered, an officer called an uncle with a rodeo background to bring a lasso.

Lancelot was easily roped was soothed with cookies. He was then led back to his corral at Interactive Wildlife, a company that provides animals for shows around the East Coast.

Trainer Calin Hahn believes Lancelot undid a latch in search of his camel buddies, who were participating in a live nativity display in Gettysburg, Pa.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post,
http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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