A camel trotted up to a group of tourists in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday and took a bite out of one of the visitors’ legs.
Magen David Adom medics were dispatched to the scene on the Mount of Olives and provided first-aid treatment to the 31-year-old Canadian national who was doing well and able to share what had taken place.
She was then taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center for further treatment, though doctors deemed her injuries to be minor.
Friday’s camel-related incident was far less serious than one that took place last year when a 65-year-old man was killed after his car collided with a camel on Road 358 between the town of Lakia and Kibbutz Lahav in southern Israel.
In 2018, the State of Israel passed a law that stipulates that camels are to be tagged with an under-the-skin digital ID chip, similar to dogs, and their owners held criminally responsible if their animals are involved in road accidents.