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Hi all...not been on here much recently... we moved house, had visitors etc...you name it we have been busy...but i feel i must tell you of our horrific day out …. We took the boys to Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth as I had always wanted to cuddle a wombat…!!! Lol… anyway after spending a lovely morning at the park we came across the camel rides and the boys were desperate to go on so we qued and sure enough it was soon their turn. The woman in charge brought another camel in as we have 3 kids and the 2 youngest went on the first one and my eldest Brindley went on the back…. Basically they got half way round and Brindley’s saddle slipped he feel to the floor his camel went berserk set the other camel off which threw my other 2 to the floor. The first camel ran into the bush with the saddle around its neck. Elliot my youngest fell on his head, Harvey fell on the floor and had to roll around under the 2nd camel to miss its feet. We were videoing the ride when it happened. We ran to the boys the woman who was the camel handler took no notice of us we were screaming for first aid help…. We ended up carrying the boys to safety to the paddock where someone called for the Caversham staff. The woman gave us an old towel and a bottle of water which we used as cold compresses on the boy’s injuries… but after that she never spoke to us. The camel that had run off was cut and bleeding…but she didn’t treat it… instead she cleaned up camel poo then started doing rides for other holiday makers who had just arrived. Several people stayed with us who had seen the incident and could not believe how she treated us. The Caversham management arrived and got a minivan for us to escort us out of the centre… the manager said that he had nothing to do with the camel rides as it was a separate business… BUT… we still had to pay $20 to get into the centre to use the rides!! Basically we ended up driving to the nearest A&E dept where the boys were checked over… Harvey escaped with bruises, Elliot had a massive bump to the head which blew up into a right egg, and Brindley has a suspected fractured wrist. Our concern was the lack of duty of care…. The health and safety was appalling… with no first aid, no apparent means of communication to other staff…. No safety headwear etc… we have reported this to health and safety and it is being looked into. The local council cannot do anything as the park is on private land and so it is out of their jurisdiction… We have had no apology The boys are fine now.. The younger 2 have had a few bad dreams… Brindley is a little more shook up as he is aware of his own mortality and how it could have ended up. I went to the papers and they printed our story and also put the video on their web page: http://www.westtv.com.au/?Channel=News&ClipId=1416_WAU1521&bitrate=300&Format=flash My main concern is that it doesn’t happen again…. This is just a warning to you all Min x
A new Army Captain was assigned to an outfit in a remote post in the African dessert. During his first inspection of the outfit, he noticed a camel hitched up behind the mess tent. He asks the Sergeant why the camel is kept there. The nervous sergeant said, Well sir, as you know, there are 250 men here on the post and no women. And sir, sometimes the men have "urges". That's why we have the camel." The Captain says, "I can't say that I condone this, but I understand about urges", so the camel can stay." About a month later, the Captain starts having his own "urges". Crazy with passion, he asks the Sergeant to bring the camel to his tent. Putting a ladder behind the camel, the Captain stands on the ladder, pulls his pants down and has wild, insane sex with the camel. :Randy-git: When he's done, he asks the Sergeant, "Is that how the men do it?" No. Not really, sir...They usually just ride the camel into town where the girls are."