Exotic Animal Farm Owner Dies After 1,800-Pound Camel Sits on Her
The owner of an exotic animal farm has died after being kicked and then sat on by a 1,800-pound camel.
Cathie Ake and the 4-year-old camel were being filmed by a local television station on Sunday when the camel kicked her and sat on her during a break in filming. The station was doing a story on Mini-Akers Exotic Animals, the farm Ake owned with her husband.
Ake's husband, Donnie Ake, said he thinks Polo, the camel, was agitated by mating season.
Lets just say, off the top of my head, I might be able to conjure up about 1000 different ways a person might die; well make that 1001. This would definitely not have made my original list. Would anyone, even those who work with camels, ever assume that they'd die by having one sit on them?
An agitated camel must be pretty hard to deal with. I know how I get during the mating season each year--- that one week window of opportunity goes by pretty fast though.
(ok, now I did it, sorry MM)