Monday, August 20, 2007

Quote of the Week (18)

Ok, this is more accurately a 'Headline of the week', but it's my blog, and since technically I'm quoting a news article, it's still me 'Quote of the week' ...

"Australian woman killed by amorous pet camel "

~Unknown.
Associated Press.

Ok, so while I find that indeed it is sad that a woman died, you HAVE to read this article and then tell me if you don't just awkwardly giggle a bit...

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Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was killed Saturday at her family's sheep and cattle ranch near Mitchell, 600 kilometres west of the Queensland state capital Brisbane, state police Detective Senior Constable Craig Gregory said.

The 10-month-old male camel -- weighing about 150 kilograms -- knocked the woman to the ground, lay on top of her, then exhibited what police suspect was mating behaviour, Gregory said.

"I'd say it's probably been playing, or it may be even a sexual sort of thing,'' Gregory said, adding the camel almost suffocated the family's pet goat by straddling it on several occasions.

Camel expert Chris Hill said he had no doubt the camel's behaviour was sexual.

Hill, who has offered camel rides to tourists for 20 years, said young camels are not aggressive, but can be dangerous if treated as pets without discipline.

The fate of the camel was not known.

The woman was given the camel in March as a birthday present from her husband and daughter. "She had a love of exotic pets,'' Gregory said.

17 comments:

Newsguy Bob said...

Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the concept of getting humped, doesn't it?

Misster Kitty said...

BAH DOOM BOOM!

TICKLEBEAR said...

the family must be pleased to see their plans working out so well, getting rid of the ol'lady...
shame on them, for giving something like that. if she liked exotic animals, couldn't they have gone for an exotic bird instead.
i'm guessing, if the camel hadn't worked out, they would have gone for a cobra/boa/anaconda, on her next birthday...
sick!!!

Newsguy Bob said...

Or a big ol' bull elephant. Imagine the possibilities! :)

TICKLEBEAR said...

that's what one would call the "final solution"...
:D~

Misster Kitty said...

I say there's nothing like a sperm whale...

TICKLEBEAR said...

yeah,
but that stays in the water.
you'd have to drag her into the water.
more suspicious....
:D~

Newsguy Bob said...

Um, did ticklebear miss the point of the sperm whale line? And what does it mean that I got it?

TICKLEBEAR said...

a sperm whale, getting humped, blah, blah, blah....
does it look like i missed something?...
:)~
i was only pointing out to the fesability...
still find it suspicious...

Newsguy Bob said...

Sorry, tb. No offence meant.

TICKLEBEAR said...

none taken :)~
when he said it, i thought to myself: oh my, he had to go THERE... :D~
but i just found it inpractical...

Ma Horton said...

I just wanna know if it was one hump or two..?

Misster Kitty said...

BAH-HAH!

Ma! You slay me!

Maria said...

I am so glad I was not involved in that conversation.

That gift sure is original and she can't say that her husband is lacking in the originality department.

Its a sad and funny story all at the same time.

TICKLEBEAR said...

i STILL feel there's foul play here. diamonds aren't still appropriate??? i'd love me some :)~
& no one dies because of a diamond...or almost...
;)~

JB said...

Sorry, been away, and just saw this. Very nice story.
...and ticklebear, they DID give her an 'exotic bird' - in a way.

Misster Kitty said...

and JB, you're a dirty bird! lol