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Have You Seen This? Drooling camel chase

Posted April 4

THE WILD ANIMAL PARK — Open-vehicle tours at a wild animal park are a fun way to see animals living mostly like they would in the wild.

Sure, if you’re me, all the animals hide and nap just when you’re about to take the tour, but other people seem to have a great time, people who are truly experiencing awe and wonder.

If you’re lucky and good with a recording device of some sort, you get to capture some true magic like the group of tourists did in this video.

No, they didn’t see a lion roaring proudly as head of his pride. No, they didn’t see a herd of giraffes running in long and oddly graceful strides. And, no, they didn’t witness the miracle of an elephant giving birth. Instead they witnessed maybe the funniest thing the entire internet has ever seen a camel do.

I could describe here the camel’s splayed and knobby knees as it runs toward the vehicle that contains several people screaming and squealing with delight. I could also describe the camel’s bouncing head that looks more like a cartoon than real life. Lastly, I could describe the camel’s incredible flailing lips and mouth that is foaming more than a rabid dog. But I won’t describe any of those things because it’s something you have to see yourself to truly appreciate.

As you watch this video, be prepared to almost immediately stop it and call everyone in your household together, so you can all have a hearty belly laugh in perfect harmony.

This video was first posted in 2013, but it is just now hitting its stride on the internet.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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