Circus camel escapes again

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Ali the camel believes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Photo: Knut Jegersen / NTB scanpix.
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For the second time in 24 hours, a camel has taken the hump and fled a travelling circus in Norway. On Wednesday Ali the camel was again seen by locals grazing on a public roadside in Stjørdal.

This is the second time in two days that Ali the camel escaped from his home at Circus Arnardo. The animal was found grazing at almost the same place where it sampled the local grass a day earlier.

The circus has now taken increased security measures to keep the camel from leaving its enclave. Circus manager Are Arnardo said the circus has now employed a guard to watch the camel continuously.

Arnardo said to newspaper “Adresseavisen”: “It’s a risk factor when this camel is in such a good shape and that is why we have to take measures. We are also considering putting up even more wire on the circus grounds.”

Knut Erlend Jegersen, a shocked viewer of the exotic sight, said: “Today the camel was almost at the same place as yesterday. A group of people immediately rushed to the site and several cars stopped.”
Ali the camel stayed outside the circus for around 15 minutes until he found his way back to the circus area on his own.
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On Tuesday morning the police had to assist to help the camel back to the circus after finding the animal grazing on a roundabout in the centre of Stjørdal.

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