Camel Attacks Employee of Central Minnesota Zoo
Freeport, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded yesterday to an unusual call involving an animal bite.
A news release issued by the Sheriff's Office says deputies were sent to the Hemker Park and Zoo near the town of Freeport around 2:45 PM and discovered the man had been bitten on the head by a camel. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Roger blinker of Albany. He was airlifted to the St. Cloud hospital.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Blenker is an employee of the zoo and was escorting a camel through an alleyway when the camel placed the man's head into its mouth and bit down. It then dragged the man by his head for about 15 feet before another employee was able to place a plastic walking board into the camel's mouth and release Blenker's head.
At that point, Blenker was able to stand on his own and run to safety. The news release says the camel then charged at the other employee and bit his head. He was able to escape on his own and refused medical treatment.
Information about Blenker's medical condition is not available.
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