Once bitten …

From the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up files: Woman bites truck stop camel in privates.

November 2019

Wendy Parker


Iberville Parish Deputy Louis Hamilton Jr. had the unfortunate job of reading this quote from an incident report to an interviewer from the Baton Rouge, La.-based newspaper The Advocate: “The woman said, “I bit his balls to get him off of me. I bit his testicles to get him off of me.”

I would imagine it was not something he ever dreamed he’d ever be investigating, much less talking about to the media.

  1. Let’s back up a second.

Who remembers Tony the Tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La.? Tony has since passed on. Caspar is a fairly new installation. He’s been at the truck stop since last summer. Described as a “gentle giant,” Caspar is a dromedary (one-humped) male camel who was fully intact in the breeding sense. No word on if that’s still the case after an unnamed woman trespassed into Caspar’s pen and ended up having to “bite his testicles” to get him off of her.

Apparently this mental giant and her husband stopped at the Tiger Truck Stop to let their deaf dog relieve itself. For unknown reasons, they neglected to leash the dog.

The husband, who later explained his actions to police with, “I wasn’t thinking,” decided to throw a couple of their dog’s treats into Caspar the Camel’s enclosure.

Of course, the dog followed the treats into the enclosure.

According to Deputy Hamilton, when the dog started “interacting” with the camel, the husband and wife went one step farther into what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you land by entering the clearly-marked “no trespassing” area to retrieve their dog.

It’s not described how the dog was “interacting” with Caspar, but the woman wound up somewhere in the vicinity of the camel’s rear-end, and he sat on her.

At this point of the story, we shouldn’t be surprised that her reaction was to bite him on the testicles.

Which brings us back to Deputy Hamilton, who cited the couple for leash law violation and criminal trespass.

“The camel did nothing wrong,” Deputy Hamilton said. LL

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker has covered the trucking industry since 2012 after she says she “lost my mind and decided to climb inside my husband’s big truck to travel with him as an over-the road, long-haul trucker.” Her unique writing style that ranges from biting satire to investigative journalism coupled with her unbridled passion for fighting round out a wildly talented stable of writers.