A camel that bit, kicked, and smothered an American to death at a wildlife park in Mexico was reportedly upset that it hadn't yet received its daily Coca-Cola.
Richard Mileski, who was either 60 or 70 years old, depending on who you ask, died on Monday at the Tulum Monkey Jungle, which he owned. Tulum Civil Defense official Alberto Canto spoke to the Associated Press about the tragic camel attack:
"The camel kicked and bit him practically to death, and when he was almost dead, he sat on him," said Canto. "Between the blows and the weight of the camel on top of him, he was asphyxiated."
While it was unclear why the animal, which was in a kind of enclosure, attacked Mileski, Canto said some versions suggest the camel was upset at not getting a soft drink.
"One version is that he would always give him a Coca-Cola to drink, and apparently, that day he didn't give him the Coca-Cola," Canto said, adding, "there are a lot of versions."
The camel, still apparently furious over the Coca-Cola, had to be pulled off of Mileski's dead body with a rope tied to a truck. Authorities seized the camel, along with 13 spider monkeys, two emus, six deer, two llamas and a wild boar, and are holding them at the park pending an investigation by Mexico's Attorney General's office for Environmental Protection.
October 15, 2014
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Furious Camel Bites American to Death in Mexico Over Can of Coca-Cola