Sunday, 26 August 2012

Calif. man has roaming camel on his land

PITTSBURG, CA (CBS/KPIX) -- Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, and the Bay Area has its own creature that people are flocking to see.

It has been spotted roaming a hill near highway four in Pittsburg. The exotic animal comes out when the sun goes down.

People say it appears every night on this Pittsburg hillside. They've never seen anything like it. One person say, "He looked at me and kind of grazing and moving about, so he's just surprising."

It's got everybody in this apartment complex talking. One resident says, "Up front here, meanders down the hillside and takes about a half hour to get to the fence close to the street here and the neighbors check the amazing spectacle."

That spectacle is a camel. And the neighbors have plenty of pictures of this odd looking creature in the suburbs off highway four. Neighbor Karl Dyson says, "Nice camel. It came close enough to the fence to touch him."

One apartment worker said the camel belongs to the developer who owns the land. CBS 5 has learned the camel does live in his own wooden hut and his name is Cous Cous.

Animal welfare officers say it's unusual, but not illegal to own a camel here in Coco County as long as the owner has the permission of state fish and game and has an exotic animal license.

In the spirit of full disclosure, we never saw the camel this night. We'll just have to take everyone's word for it.

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