57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

July 14, 2017

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 57-year-old man was bitten and trampled by a camel at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata.

The man suffered severe head injuries and was medevaced by Maryland state police helicopter Trooper 2.

The camel was in a horse trailer.

The camel was part of Lewis and Clark Circus, who was renting out the fair grounds.

Performances at the Charles Co. fairgrounds were cancelled due to a county permitting issue, according to Lewis and Clark Circus.

The victim’s condition is unknown.

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34 Responses to 57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

  1. Anonymous on July 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    What was the man doing in the horse trailer.
    r & what did he do to the camel to bite and injure him .

    • barbara on July 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

      I heard that the camel had been in the horse trailer all day. It probably was hot and frustrated. Took it out on the man.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      *Maybe he was putting the thing back or getting it out, giving it water, food or anything…it could of felt threatened, had a toothache we will probably never know for sure don’t start assuming like 90% of people on here 3/4 of articles on here lacks much information or gives some sort of false information you can give me crap but troll on..

      • Jack Wagon on July 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Your comment was nothing but assumptions.

  2. SRS on July 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Holy crap.

  3. Anonymous on July 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Hate to see anyone hurt but also hate to see camels in horse trailers! Animals should be in their natural habitat, NOT in trailers or cages. Why would the County even consider renting to them?

    • Bob Lob Law on July 15, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Youre an idiot really you are, what’s the difference from that or horses? Please don’t breed.

    • Bob Lob Law on July 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      You’re ignorant to the world aren’t you? I traveled all over the middle east in the Air Force camels are used as horses in the middle east they’re 10 x more tolerant to the heat do your research before you comment I bet 100 bucks you’re a hillary voting liberal as well SMH they’re actually alot more tolerant and way tougher than horses.

    • Ben Matlock on July 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      The county doesn’t own the fairgrounds.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      I TOTALLY agree

  4. Patricia Fox on July 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Don’t like to see anyone hurt but Camels don’t belong in horse trailers!! Circuses that have animals should be illegal!

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Bet you voted for Hillary too.

      • Shannon on July 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        You’re an idiot

        • Steve Taylor on July 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

          So they voted for Hillary too?!!!

        • bubbaclinton on July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

          Says the buffoon

  5. Balloons4Ever on July 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    They wouldn’t need a permit at town hall in laplata, because every day is a circus! Just be sure to get a sign permit! MEARS MUST GO!

  6. John on July 14, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    lololololololololol

  7. Adamll on July 15, 2017 at 6:52 am

    stoopid liberals, sore losers

  8. Tell You What on July 15, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Scratch that off your bucket list…lol

  9. Joe on July 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Marital dispute in Charles County

  10. Bob Lob Law on July 15, 2017 at 10:13 am

    One hump or two?

  11. Anonymous on July 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

    WTF…comes to mind from the headline

  12. Karen on July 15, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    How else would they transport the camel? There is no camel trailer.

  13. SRS on July 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Oh my God I can’t stop laughin’- I knew this wasn’t goin’ to stay serious long. We’re gonna have to wait and get the camel’s side of the story.

  14. Delonte on July 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    They should have had a “safe word”!

  15. HAHA on July 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I BET THE MAN WHO GOT RUN OVER BY THE CAMEL WAS A TURMP SUPORTER!!!

    • Jacob Barnes on July 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Who just happened to be hitting on your date, and got bit! But the camel did look much more attractive than your queen, Hillary.

    • Shannon on July 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Why so angry?

  16. TellItLikeItIs on July 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    The pictured offender will probably be back on here in another week. Damn revolving door of camel justice!

  17. SRS on July 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    It’s amazing- when people have no thought at all they just blurt out “Trump Supporter” like a mental patient in the corner of the asylum yelling “cheesecake” – sad, very sad.

    • BalloonsAreFun on July 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Makes sense to me. Most liberals have a mental illness and are either being admitted to, or being discharged from, an asylum. Conservatives will continue to keep supporting and protecting these poor, delusional souls. It’s what we do. #MEARSMUSTGO. Save Laplata!

  18. Publius on July 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Camels killed my father.