Camel escapes Kansas nativity scene, goes on the run

Monday, December 13, 2021
Camel escapes nativity scene, goes on the run
Bonner Springs, Kansas police officers had to chase down a camel that escaped from a nativity scene Sunday afternoon.

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. -- Bonner Springs police officers responded to a very unusual assignment on Sunday afternoon.

Officers from the Bonner Springs Police Department and Animal Control tracked down a loose camel.

According to police, the camel had quite the journey in the city in southwestern Wyandotte County after it escaped a live nativity scene.

"This morning, officers took to the golf courses in pursuit of the camel (on golf carts no less)," police said in a Facebook post. "Later, it took a leisurely jaunt down K-7 Highway and into some neighborhoods."

The camel was apprehended by officers in the 600 block of North Nettleton Avenue.

It has since been reunited with its owners. As the police department put it, it "went back to doing camel things."

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report

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