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Runaway Camel Bites 72-Year-Old Man After Escape From Acton

Runaway Camel Bites 72-Year-Old Man After Escape From Acton

The owner of a camel that bit at least one person after it escaped from its pen north of Los Angeles was not permitted to have the animal on the property and might be cited after Friday morning’s attack, according to authorities.

The camel escaped from a property in Acton, an unincorporated community about 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and attacked at least one person in the East Soledad Canyon area (map). The victim received medical treatment for a bite wound.

After calls from at least two concerned residents, firefighters and deputies responded and captured the runaway camel. It was returned to its pen before  animal services officers arrived, placed a leash around its neck and transported the animal in a trailer.


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The victim, identified as a man in his 70s, needed stiches after he was bitten and kicked.

“My dad tried to corral it, and it attacked my dad,” said the victim’s daughter. “It jumped on him and bit him.”

The owner could be cited for endangering residents, sheriff’s officials said.

Story from NBCnews.com


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Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.