GROSS TETE, La. – A Florida woman bit a 600-pound camel's testicles Wednesday when it sat on her after she crawled into an enclosure at a petting zoo.
The petting zoo was at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.
Iberville Parish sheriff's officials told The Advocate on Sunday that Edmond Lancaster had been throwing treats to their dog under the camel's fence. Their dog went into the enclosure and his wife, Gloria Lancaster, 73, of Milton, crawled under barbed wire to retrieve the pet.
That's when the 600-pound camel sat on her. She told deputies she bit the camel's testicles to free herself. The woman was taken to a hospital.
Deputy Louis Hamilton Jr. said the couple provoked the camel and cited them for a leash law violation. He wrote in his report that the Lancasters gave numerous inconsistent verbal statements, according to The Advocate.
Tiger Truck Stop is about 16 miles outside Baton Rouge and keeps Caspar the camel as an attraction.
Milton is located in the Florida panhandle, northeast of Pensacola.