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December 9, 2018

Even Pennsylvania camel takes its lumps during snowstorm

November 16, 2018
A camel was seen walking next to a vehicle pulled over on Route 309 in Pennsylvania on Thursday. (Twitter)

Sure, camels are common in the Middle East, but eastern Pennsylvania?

That was the bizarre sight on Thursday for bemused and bewildered motorists in Souderton, Pa., when they spotted a camel on the side of Route 309, about 35 miles north of Philadelphia.




“This storm’s not fit for man nor beast!” quipped Twitter user Laurie Mason Schroeder, who tweeted photos of the camel alongside a trailer.

The camel, affectionately called Snow Camel, is actually named Einstein, and he belongs to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which was holding a gala in which the animal was expected to make an appearance.

“This is our camel!” tweeted the organization. “He’s on his way to our main event at the Kimmel Center in Philly (Thursday). We have treats and a blanket waiting.”

Parts of eastern Pennsylvania were blitzed by up to five inches of snow, trapping many vehicles on unplowed roads and wreaking havoc with public transportation.

The beast was apparently a passenger in the vehicle that got stuck by the roadside. The driver let the camel out for its own safety, fearful it would be injured if the vehicle got rear-ended.

“Normally, someone who has access to a trailer will come and load the livestock and transport them to safety,” said Amanda Hackert, who claimed to know the driver.

But thankfully, the driver was able to resume her journey with camel in tow.

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