Bucking camel at Pittsburgh circus injures 7, tossing children off during ride
A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee the arena. Two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it became startled. Authorities say one child suffered a broken arm, while the injuries suffered by the others were considered minor.
The incident was caught on video and the camel was brought under control within seconds, and the circus resumed without any further problems. The animal was not injured, officials said. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen at the circus? What scares you about the circus? Do you think kids today are still interested in what the circus brings to town?