A pet camel has killed its owner while apparently attempting mating behavior, police said. The camel had been given to the woman, who had a love for exotic pets, in March, for her 60th birthday.
The unidentified woman was killed Saturday at her family sheep and cattle ranch near Mitchell, 350 miles west of the Queensland state capital Brisbane. The 10-month-old male, which weighed about 330 pounds, knocked her to the ground then lay on top of her. Both police and a camel expert believe this to be mating behavior.
Obviously, and unfortunately for her, the camel had apparently become fairly attached to her.