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"Stop in for a BITE" billboard pokes fun at Tiger Truck Stop camel encounter

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 18:08:21-05

A billboard along I-10 between Port Allen and Grosse Tete is urging drivers to stop for some gas and a "bite."

The billboard, which features the image of the Tiger Truck Stop's resident camel named Caspar, is poking fun at an incident that happened at the Tiger Truck Stop in September.

In that incident, a Florida couple stopped at the truck stop to rest, and the husband threw dog treats into the camel's enclosure. The dog, who is deaf, went after the treats and crawled into the enclosure.

The couple went after the dog into the enclosure, and the camel then sat down on the woman. The woman bit the camel's testicles to escape.

The couple were cited for allowing the dog off the leash and for trespassing.

Video of the incident can be viewed below: