Camels Seen on Busy Bridgeman Downs Road After Escaping Church

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Bridgeman Downs motorists heading to work on the morning of Dec 16 (Friday) witnessed a baffling scene, as actual camels slowly walked past the cars, bringing traffic to a pause along Albany Creek Road.

The camels apparently escaped the Bridgeman Baptist Community Church, where they were part of the nativity scene for the Christmas shows. 

The animals weren’t likely searching for the Three Wise Men nor Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus. However, the church posted on Facebook that their “camels got a bit lost on the way to Bethlehem!” 

According to Melanie Fitzgibbon, owner of Camelot Camels, her husband learned that three camels —  Cyrus, Benjamin, and Morgie — were missing when he was supposed to take them for a walk after their morning feeding. 

Upon discovery, the caretaker’s heart sank, but they were soon alerted to the camels’ location near a cemetery a few quarter miles away. It took them about 30 minutes to bring the camels back to their safe place. 

A few hours later, the camels had their lunch and were resting comfortably before their next Christmas show at the church. The trio is still unaware they have become instant celebrities on the news and on social media.