A 75-stone camel gets the hump and sits on car bonnet at safari park
Moment a 75-stone camel gets the hump and sits on family’s car bonnet at safari park
- Annie Andrews, 40, took the camel video at Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
- The 7 foot two-humped Bactrian camel was fighting before being pushed on car
- Caused £600 worth of damages including dented bonnet and broken headlight
This is the moment a family was left with a dented car and a £600 repair bill after a stroppy camel sat on the bonnet.
Annie Andrews, 40, and her family were visiting Knowsley Safari Park, on Merseyside, when they came across two 75-stone camels fighting in the road in front of them.
Annie’s footage shows one of the two-humped, or Bactrian, camels being pushed backwards onto the car, causing £600 in damages.
During a trip to Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside, two 75-stone camels began fighting before one fell onto the car bonnet
The animals shove each other before one turns and walks towards the vehicle.
The second animal shoves it from its side, causing it to fall onto the bonnet.
The family try beeping their horn to move the animal, unable to reverse due to a car behind.
Their oldest son Harry, seven, screams at the incident, as Annie’s partner Vinnie Hewitt, 39, tries to calm him down, saying: ‘It’s alright, it’s okay.’
The two-humped Bactrian camel fell on the family’s Vauxhall Insignia, causing £600 worth of damages
The huge creature ended up sat on the front of the car leaving £600 worth of damage, including a dent, scratches and a broken headlight.
The family had went to the safari park to celebrate their youngest son Callum’s first birthday.
They decided to avoid the monkey enclosure at the drive-thru open park for fear the cheeky animals would destroy their Vauxhall Insignia.
Annie, a mum of two from Oldham, Greater Manchester said: ‘When we reached the camels we saw they were fighting. They came right into the road.
‘A car pulled up behind us so we couldn’t move. I thought we’d wait for the camels to move on.
The huge creature ended up sat on the front of the car denting the bonnet and causing scratches and a broken headlight
The animals began fighting and shoving each other in front of the car before one was pushed on the bonnet
‘I got the camera out thinking “this will be a good memory for the kids”. But these camels got closer and closer and closer.
‘We put the car into reverse, so the lights would come on, but the guy behind us didn’t see.
‘They got closer and closer and then the next minute – crunch. And there is a camel on the front of the car.
‘I was thinking ‘oh my god, we’ve got to get out’, but of course you aren’t allowed out of your car.
‘Thankfully the camel got up and walked away as if nothing had happened.’
The mishap happened in January. The family were unable to get it fixed due to Covid rules so repaired it best they could themselves, and sold the car this month.
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