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Deputies: Camel sits on Florida woman, who bites its testicles to free herself

Louisiana deputies say the couple provoked the camel and cited them for not having their dog on a leash.
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GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a camel at a truck stop petting zoo sat on a woman after she crawled into its enclosure.

Iberville Parish Sheriff's officials told The Advocate on Sunday that the Florida woman's husband had been throwing treats to their dog under the camel's fence. Their dog went into the enclosure and the woman crawled under barbed wire to retrieve the pet.

That's when the 600-pound camel, named Caspar, sat on her. 

The Advocate said the woman bit the male dromedary's testicles so he would get off of her.

The woman was brought to a hospital. The Biloxi Sun Herald said no serious injuries to the camel were reported.

Deputy Louis Hamilton Jr. said the couple provoked the camel and cited them for a leash law violation.

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

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