Morbid Fact Du Jour for January 28, 2015

Today’s Rutting Yet Truly Morbid Fact!

The owner of a camel farm in Texas was killed along with another person after a deadly camel attack Saturday (January 10, 2015). Wichita County Sheriff David Duke found the bodies of Peggye McNair, 72, and Mark Mere, 53, at 2:30 p.m. at the Camel Kisses Camel Farm in Wichita Falls, Texas. McNair was the farm’s owner and a well-known camel breeder. Duke told KFDX that Mere had entered a pen with three camels to attend to a frozen water trough, but an aggressive male among the animals began charging him. Mere attempted to escape the pen, and the camel attacked as McNair tried to close the pen gate. The camel trampled McNair and Mere, killing both. All three camels, two females and a male, acted aggressively toward arriving deputies. The male camel was said to be in a rut, a period of sexual aggressiveness that occurs in breeding seasons. McNair’s family gave game wardens permission to euthanize the animal responsible for her death. Fatal camel attacks on humans are not unheard of. In Oct. 2014 a camel escaped its pen and killed the owner of a wildlife park in Mexico. .

Culled from: UPI
Submitted by: Aimee

Seems that the difference between humans being in a rut and camels being in a rut is rather significant.

Camel Kisses? Please. A little Googling around tells us that not only are camels quite capable of giving severe bites, their well-known spitting is more accurately projectile vomiting as they expel stomach contents onto a perceived enemy. This slimy, sticky greenish mess smells bad and the gastric juices can burn skin and eyes.

No, I don’t think I want any kisses from any camel, thanks.  – Aimee


Morbid Trinket Du Jour!

Got my new necklaces the other day.  Jealous?

Fret not, you can get yours too – from Asunder.


Morbid Hobby Du Jour!

Lissa sent me a link along with a splendid suggestion for a new hobby:

“Check out this website: You can find the most recent shootings in your area, right down to the time and address, plus other interesting stats. Grab a camera and go take some crime scene photos!!!!”

Gun Violence Archive

I think we should all make that our hobby!  Crime Scene Photo Du Jour, as it were.  I mean, I’ve already done that quite a few times here in gun-happy Chicago, but if you’d like to share a crime scene photo along with the story that goes along with it, please send it my way!  Thanks for the suggestion, Lissa!

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