2 people trampled by camel in Wichita Falls

Published: Jan. 12, 2015 at 3:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2015 at 3:26 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas_Two people are dead after being trampled by a camel in Wichita Falls.

It happened at the Camel Kisses Ranch. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the ranch Saturday afternoon and found a very aggressive camel with blood on his chest and on his mouth.

Deputies soon discovered two dead bodies on the ground, a man, 53-year-old Mark Mere and a woman, 72-year-old Peggy McNair.

Officials say Mere was breaking up ice when the aggressive, male camel attacked and trampled him. McNair tried to shut the gate to where the attack happened when the camel turned on her.

The aggressive camel is now dead.

Both bodies have been sent to a medical examiner for autopsies.