A camel named Moses, weighting 680Kg, had to be rescued from a skinhole by a firefighter crew in Oregon last Tuesday night.
After the failed attempt by his owners to free Moses they called the firefighters.
Moses spent several hours in the 2 meter deep hole, getting uninjured.
The fire crew needed to carefully shovel mud for several hours to free the animal – with concerns running high that Moses could potentially break his legs if tried to free himself while still partially buried.
But the camel remained relatively calm throughout the procedure, and was eventually released from his muddy hole by the firefighters. A veterinarian on the scene said the Moses appeared to be unhurt.