Mexico (AP) -- It may have seemed like a mirage: Two camels nibbling on a pine tree along a street in this desert metropolis on the Texas border. Police tried lassoing the animals, which lunged at the officers with snapping teeth as onlookers chuckled.
But in the end, officials say all it took was some juicy green leaves on a branch held by the caretaker to lure the camels back into captivity.
Police spokesman Jaime Torres says the camels named Yull and Tobi escaped early Wednesday from the warehouse of a businessman, who had bought the animals for a planned amusement park.
Mexico has seen a rash of escaped animals lately, including four tigers, a 500-pound lion and a five-ton elephant.