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Escaped circus camels block road in Sweden

Sept. 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

STOCKARYD, Sweden, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden said a man who called to report a herd of camels crossing a road assured officers that he was sober.

Investigators said the motorist called police early Monday and said he was traveling on a road in Stockaryd when he had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting a herd of five camels, The Local.se reported Monday.

"When the motorist called us, he began by saying he was sober," Jonkoping police duty Officer Anneli Johnsson Hammo told the Smalands-Tidningen newspaper.

Hammo said the driver determined the camels escaped from a nearby circus and alerted staff.

The camels were cleared from the road by circus workers and the driver was able to continue on his way.

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