Firefighters Rescue Camel From Sinkhole In Oregon

Photo from Clackamas Fire District

Photo from Clackamas Fire District

It’s not everyday you see a camel stuck in a sinkhole. Then again, it’s not everyday you see a domestic camel in Oregon. The local Oregon City News reports:

Clackamas County officials had an exotic — and unusual —  assignment involving a camel, a sink hole and Oregon City.

The camel went into the hole and firefighters got it out.
Oh, and the camel’s name is Moses.

It’s the pet of the family in the 15700 block of South Maplelane Road in Oregon City. They called 9-1-1 at about 9:40 Tuesday night, saying one of their camels had fallen into a sink hole about  6-feet deep and might be injured. Members of the Clackamas Fire District #1 and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find Moses, who weighs 1,500 pounds, stuck up to his shoulders in a muddy hole.

They had to call in more resources and spent hours digging the creature out of its predicament. Once dragged out of the hole, Moses took about an hour to stand and slowly walk back to the barn. A vet checked him out and found he had no obvious injuries.

Moses will be fine, they said.

You can watch video footage at CBS of the triumphant rescue.

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