What about the camel? Did a vet check out his testicles?
In the articles I read, Casper seems to be okay..but there is a "vet on the way". Supposedly, the woman didn't have any teeth.
No teeth...? She gummed Casper's testicles?
I wouldn't know for sure...just reporting something I read about the incident. IF it's true, I figure that still could have been quite painful for poor Casper.
It just occurred to me... teeth or no teeth, wouldn't a pair of camel testicles be... umm... a rather large mouthful? Not that I have any first-hand knowledge of the subject.
I'd think so, but I have no first-hand knowledge of the possible size of a male camel's testicles..either.
In the interests of science, I looked up camel testicle size:
"From three years on male camels have an average testicle size
9.1 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm and an average weight of approximately 92 g."
(PDF file: "Reproduction in camels - A review - FAO")
A camel testicle is about the weight of two medium eggs, so if the woman had both testicles in her mouth, it would have been like four eggs at once. Maybe doable in a moment of panic.
you made me read the article … this info was totally unnecessary but thank you for finding it
That's quite a story, all right. So just wrong, in so many ways.
I've read before about Tony the tiger, and the horrible conditions he lived and died in.
It sounded like the place wasn't run very well. That couple with the dog sounded like real winners too. :)
I've never seen a "roadside attraction" that involved animals, that wasn't a sad and wrong place for them.
Yeah, I sure agree about the couple with the dog.
They have more animals at that truck stop, besides Casper.
From your link:
"In addition to the camel, named Casper, the truck stop also has a kangaroo, a miniature horse, and a raccoon relative known as a coati, which is native to Central and South America."
I saw that. When I was child living in Germany, I saw many of those kinds of roadside "attractions" when we were traveling somewhere around in Europe. It made me sick then, and of course still does when I see or hear about them in this country.
That tiger lived 17 years in a small cage, until he was "euthanized". Many people tried to get him out of there, but that would would have "intruded" on the "rights" of the truck stop owners..since Tony was their property, and all.
But don't they have animal cruelty laws in Louisiana? Keeping a tiger in a small cage for 17 years seems grossly cruel. Um Gottes Willen!
Yeah, they have them.