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Collinsville officers wrangle loose camel

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 14:09:39-04

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — Multiple Collinsville police officers found themselves in a strange predicament by trying to catch a loose, rowdy camel early Monday morning.

Owasso police posted on Facebook the rumors were indeed true. Collinsville police responded to a call of an exotic animal on the loose near 126th Street and Garnett Road around 12:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they found a camel trotting on the side of the road.

Due to the unique nature of finding the camel on the border of Owasso and Collinsville, there were multiple officers from three police departments trying to contain the animal.

Thankfully, the camel is now safe with its owner and back in its enclosure in an exotic wildlife preserve. The owner is well-known to local law enforcement for owning exotic animals. Officers even responded to a call that an African Deer escaped a little over a month ago.

Owning exotic animals like these is legal, but you need a license for having and taking care of them.

2 News has reached out to Tulsa County Animal Control to see if the owner could face fines, but we have not yet heard back from them.

It is unclear at this time how the camel became loose.

This is a developing story. We'll continue to update as we learn more.

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