Video: Two roaming camels disrupted the traffic on a motorway near the city of Caen in the north of France on Monday. No accidents were reported.
"Oh my god, two big camels ran right next to me," says the anonymous driver who filmed the incident. The driver witnessed two camels roaming on the A84 motorway between the north-western city of Rennes and Caen.
On the footage, it appears a lorry and a couple of cars braked abruptly when they saw the camels and tried to create a barrage around the animals.
Several stunned drivers called up the police, local paper Côté Caen reports.
The two animals had escaped from a circus, the Ritz, which had set up camp in the town of Verson.
"They were sighted on motorway, near Verson, roaming for about 20 minutes," says a police officer, who did not give his name, in an interview with Côté Caen. The police reports the camels left the motorway and were safely picked up in nearby village.