2. A Lonely Camel Just Looking for a Friend
Given that Ferrante knew that, it’s a mystery why DB Inc. penned in a 10-year-old camel named Phil all by himself.
Eventually Phil did exactly what Ferrante predicted: he broke out of his pen. Twice on the same day.
The lonely camel had been locked in by himself for a year in Concord, California, so on February 5th he busted out, “apparently just looking for some company.”
The second time he bolted he was “clipped by a minivan on a busy street,” but fortunately veterinarians at the University of California Davis pronounced him “fine.” Ferrante said that Phil was being moved to a new pen that he could not escape from.
At least poor Phil struck a small victory against the species that locks him up without any company by forcing authorities to close a road in both directions while DB employees struggled to force him into a truck. His quest for company may have been a mere inconvenience to motorists, but it was a clear cry of distress that his owners should heed.
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