Hey there. Sorry for not being around much lately but as some of you might have noticed, I haven’t exactly had a lot of time for ranting and raving lately. While I never thought of it at first, blogging actually takes quite a bit of thought and getting up a good head of steam for a real rant takes some time (a few barleypops helps, too). But lately, what with moving, looking for a new job, and all the usual summertime activities, there just haven’t been enough hours in the day.
Some things, however, don’t take much work. They really do speak for themselves. Things like this little nugget from the files of the Ministry Of WTF (good gawd, what a way to go 😯 …).
I know it’s got nothing to do with any damned thing, but it’s just too damned weird not to mention (plus it took no time at all to post):
BRISBANE, Australia — An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday.
The woman, whose name was not released, was killed Saturday at her family’s sheep and cattle ranch near Mitchell, 600 kilometres west of the Queensland state capital Brisbane, state police Detective Senior Constable Craig Gregory said.
The 10-month-old male camel — weighing about 150 kilograms — knocked the woman to the ground, lay on top of her, then exhibited what police suspect was mating behaviour, Gregory said.
“I’d say it’s probably been playing, or it may be even a sexual sort of thing,” Gregory said, adding the camel almost suffocated the family’s pet goat by straddling it on several occasions.
Camel expert Chris Hill said he had no doubt the camel’s behaviour was sexual.
Hill, who has offered camel rides to tourists for 20 years, said young camels are not aggressive, but can be dangerous if treated as pets without discipline.
The fate of the camel was not known.
The woman was given the camel in March as a birthday present from her husband and daughter. “She had a love of exotic pets,” Gregory said.