Camels invade Nevada

(KSNV) A new riding facility in Southern Nevada won’t be saddling up any ponies. This one is all about a different sort of desert dweller…the camel.

“Believe it or not, this is where camels originated, North America and specifically habitat like this,” says Camel Safari owner Guy Seeklus.

Just over a year ago, Seeklus bought 176 acres just outside of Mesquite. Now, his family attraction is ready to go with guided desert tours, from the back of the 7-foot giant.

“People always ask do they spit? If you provoke anything enough it’ll spit on you. But typically they are gentle animals,” Seeklus says.

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