An aggressive camel trampled its owner and her male companion to death at a camel ranch in Texas, authorities said Saturday.
73-year-old Peggye McNair and 53-year-old Mark Mere were found dead at the Camel Kisses Ranch in Wichita County, the local sheriff's office said in a news release to the Times Record News that
According to the Times-Record, McNair had raised camels for nearly 20 years and operated the ranch as a way for children to meet the animals.
Wichita County Sheriff David Duke told TexasHomepage.com it appeared Mere had entered a pen housing three camels because the water trough had frozen over.
Duke said a male camel became aggressive and charged at Mere. Mere tried to escape, and McNair attempted to close the gate to the pen.