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Camel escapes Los Angeles circus, tours city streets (VIDEO)

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Atula the camel greets adoring Los Angeles media after escaping from the Ramos Bros. Circus in California on Friday, November 24, 2012.

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KABC-TV

If big-city life is the rat race, then why did a camel just run down a suburban Los Angeles street?

The one-humped wonder escaped from Ramos Bros. Circus on Friday morning in Glendale, California during routine exercises.

It took 10 handlers – and a carrot – to return the camel to its tent after they caught up with the animal about a block away at a local gas station.

“Literally there was 10 people running after this camel, it was craziness on the street, I heard kids yelling and screaming,” witness Diana Madison told TV station KABC.

Douglas Ramos, co-owner of the circus, told ABC News that someone dropped a wrench, spooking the camel.

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“You know, we do this every day. This time I guess she just wanted to go shopping or something, I don’t know. Black Friday deals,” Ramos said.

After its jaunt to the Mobile station down Glendale Boulevard, Atula the camel performed that night as usual, the LA Times said.