Camels escape the manger in the heavy traffic at Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane

Camels on the loose: mayhem as animals escape a manger and charge onto busy roads, wreaking havoc in the suburbs

  • Three camels were spotted on the road in north Brisbane on Friday
  • Animals have escaped from the Bridgeman Baptist Community Church manger
  • The church confirmed just after noon on Friday that the animals had been rescued

Three camels have been spotted wreaking havoc on a busy road after escaping a church nativity scene.

Bridgeman Baptist Community Church on Bridgeman Downs in north Brisbane confirmed the curious animals ran away while the trio walked past a line of cars on the side of the road.

They were seen driving down Albany Creek Road just after 10am on Friday, causing a headache for commuters on their way to work.

“Our camels got a little lost on the way to Bethlehem! I’m glad they’re back safe and sound now,” the church affirmed.

The camels brought traffic to a standstill and many motorists caught the bizarre sight.

A church spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the camels were part of their Christmas shows and are being looked after by a local company specializing in camel rides, Camelot Camels.

Melanie Fitzgibbon, one of the company’s owners, said the camels were at large for about 30 minutes.

“They are pretty much home safe where we are and we fed them this morning and my husband said he would take them for a walk and when he went to check on them they had the gate open,” she said.

“They were just a little further ahead of us on foot, we knew where they were, it was just a matter of catching up – they are fast travellers.”

Ms Fitzgibbon said the camels were returned safely and had lunch and a nap before another Christmas show.

“This was definitely something for the commuters!” she said.

There’s more to come

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Bradford Betz

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