Loose camels rounded up in Arizona neighborhood

Ben Hooper

Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Authorities in Arizona responded to a neighborhood to wrangle a pair of loose camels spotted wandering near some homes.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said deputies responded at about 7 p.m. Monday to a report of loose camels wandering in front of a Green Valley home.


Wotkers from the Pima Animal Care Center were on hand to help the deputies capture the camels and return them to Camels and Friends in Sahuarita.

Neighbors said one of the camels briefly escaped again Tuesday, but a neighbor was able to use some hay to lure it back home. A llama and a goat were also spotted wandering loose in the area.

The owner of the farm said she had been in the hospital until Tuesday afternoon and she had asked someone to look after her animals while she was away and they apparently did not properly secure the enclosures.

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