VIDEO, PICTURES: Runaway camel captured in Bendigo street

TWO good Samaritans shepherded a runaway camel through the busy streets of Bendigo on Wednesday afternoon.

Giving chase to capture the half-grown female, the good citizens managed to capture the ship of the desert, on the corner of Bridge and Bayne streets.

City of Greater Bendigo animal catcher, Peter Birchall, helped put a makeshift bridle over her head, as the unknown camel whisperer tried to calm her down after her long gallop.

Despite a badly grazed elbow, the camel was able to deliver a thumping kick to the whisperer’s shins, to show just how NOT impressed she was with the whole capture.

The Bendigo Advertiser is investigating the whereabouts of the camel's home and owner.

A passerby and Greater Bendigo animal catcher bring the camel under control. Picture: Brian Semmens

A passerby and Greater Bendigo animal catcher bring the camel under control. Picture: Brian Semmens

A runaway camel is captured on the corner of Bendigo's Bridge and Bayne streets. Picture: Brian Semmens

A runaway camel is captured on the corner of Bendigo's Bridge and Bayne streets. Picture: Brian Semmens

Camel whispering continues. Picture: Brian Semmens

Camel whispering continues. Picture: Brian Semmens

DO YOU KNOW MORE? Send your video or pictures of the camel chase to cos@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

VIDEO: Courtesy 3BO