Police, SPCA capture camel on the loose in the Redlands

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals have captured a camel that was found running around loose in the Redlands community of Southwest Miami-Dade.

According to Miami-Dade Police, someone reported the lost camel in the area of Southwest 194th Avenue and 211th Street at around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Belkis Zapata recorded the runaway camel and said she couldn’t believe what she was seeing.

“I saw what I thought was a horse, but it turned out to be a camel,” she said. “When I saw the two humps, I was like, ‘There’s no way this is a horse.'”

Zapata posted the video to the popular Facebook page “Only in Dade” and also reached out to 7News.

“Who do you call?” a woman is heard saying in the video. “Should I call Channel 7?”

The camel could be seen running across the road as drivers slowed down to make sure they weren’t seeing things.

At one point, the camel could be seen running alongside the driver as cameras kept rolling.

Police and the SPCA were eventually able to track down the camel and capture it. The SPCA is now watching the camel and waiting for the owner to pick it up. The organization said the camel appeared to be in good shape.

In a tweet posted by MDPD, an officer is seen smiling beside the captured camel.

The owners are expected to meet with the animal sometime this week.

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