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Loose camel wrangled by cowboys

9:40 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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CONCORD, Calif. (KTVU/CNN) - Some cowboys were enlisted to wrangle a wayward camel in Northern California Tuesday.

The camel escaped from its pen in the afternoon, was captured and returned, but it escaped a second time, and that's when some cowboys were drafted for the unusual job of bringing it back home.

The lost and agitated eight-foot-tall camel towered over the cowboys from Eden Valley Ranch.

The operation was a first for the cowboys, and rescue required a lot of muscle, sweat and creativity. It took two hours, but they were finally able to coax the camel into a trailer.

One of the wranglers said the camel appeared to be uninjured during his time on the outside, just tired.


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