There we were at the zoo on a ‘research trip’ when suddenly the klaxon started its raucous clamour and a very proper voice came over the PA system telling us to calmly make our way to the exit due some safety issue. I can’t say we were scared at that point but we were certainly a little wary.
All I can say is that the next thing I knew I was stood beside a camel – out of its enclosure – and this was only the start of things getting weird. The camel was staring at me with malice in his eyes but i wasn’t sure why as I hadn’t done anything to him, if anything he had invaded my personal space.
Then I remembered, a while back when we were passing their enclosure I’d though I was being funny and called him ‘Shithump’. I ran as fast as my legs would carry me. They never did recapture him so now I spend my time eternally vigilant for his inevitable return…