- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An angry camel broke free of his wildlife center confines at a popular beach resort in Tulum, Mexico, charging at his 60-year-old American caretaker and killing him.

Richard Mileski, who hailed from the Chicago area, was found dead by camel attack, said Antonio Gomez, a spokesman for Tulum emergency services, the New York Daily News reported.

“When we arrived, the people who were there said [the camel] got out of its stable and attacked him,” Mr. Gomez said in the report. “It dragged him, climbed on top of him, was kicking him, biting him and sat on top of him.”

Mr. Gomez said the camel was actually a one-hump dromedary and came from the Middle East region. Mexico’s federal agency of environmental protection, Profepa, removed the animal, the New York Daily News reported.

Mileski owned the Tulum Monkey Sanctuary where the attack occurred, Mr. Gomez said.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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