Traffic Hazard! There’s a Camel in the Middle of Bailey Road (photo)

February 5, 2013 15:20 pm · 34 comments




One of the two camels on Bailey Road in between Concord & Bay Point has escaped! The camel is in the middle of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol and the pictures shown above.

Our fellow Claycordian David tells us what he saw….

Today at 3:15 PM Bailey the camel was out on the road (I’m assuming this is Bailey. I understand there are two camels in the hills). Citizens were out on the street helping traffic get by while protecting Bailey. As a result there are some long lines in both directions. Just as we were driving by a police officer was arriving on the scene.

Drivers are urged to always obey the speed limit, or less driving along Bailey Road. You never know what may be just around the corner. It may be a camel!

Very true! Thanks to David for the top picture, and thanks to Erica for the picture directly below the top one!

The images below show both camels on Bailey Road. The photos were taken last year by “Radar”.



Just in case you’re wondering, their names are Bailey & Bob.

UPDATE, 3:43pm: The little escape artist is now safe! Thanks to all of you who sent pictures and helped her out while she was in the middle of the road.

DoReMi February 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Marry me!

The Closer February 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

The grass is definitely greener on the other side.

Don't Censor Me Bro February 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Wild animals is strict liability, inherently dangerous…

Anon February 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

He’d walk a mile for a camel.

Howard K. Mullins III February 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Wish I lived closer, I would help out.
I would walk a mile for a camel.

tony February 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

How in the heck do you persuade an animal of that size and supposedly with a cranky disposition, to get a move on?

Captain Concord February 5, 2013 at 3:51 PM

What magnificent creatures.

Shasta Daisy February 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Radar will always be with us.
Thanks, Mayor.

He would have been out there today with his camera.
Glad the camel is back home.

NRA #1 fan and member February 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Anyone get a picture of the camel toes?

Mimi (original) February 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

was anyone able to pet the camel? or was the camel unwilling?

J. February 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

QUESTION: What was the Camel doing on Bailey Road?

ANSWER: About two miles per hour.

biggus thinkus February 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Reminds me of the cows that got loose on Hwy’s 680 and 4. STAMPEDE!
Could’ve taken your kids on a car ride and call it “safari”

The Dude February 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Kind of sad their CAD system takes “Bailey/Dumps” as a location, since there’s no cross street or numbers. I’m assuming this is because of the prolific illegal dumping along that section.

Palermo February 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM

LOL the jokes write themselves

Reality says... February 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Did they call a Camel Tow?

well said Shasta Daisy February 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Radar we will always miss you! Now Bailey go home!!!

AnotherAnon February 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Wouldn’t you hate waking in the morning with this next to you in bed? UGLY!! By the way; these are dromedary camels, the two humpers are bactrians.

babytruck February 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Glad he made it back safely. Makes for a smile on the commute home. 🙂

Cowellian February 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

And it’s not even hump day.

Wise ant February 5, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Spaghetti and camel toez for dinner tonight!

Doesn't Seeno own these Camels. February 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Can’t he afford a decent fence……A-Hole

Dorothy February 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

How can such ugly critters be so cute! I hope to see one near the road someday.

Babs February 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

once GoGo and I came upon a cow on the side road near the Pleasanton Mall…so like an idiots we got out and walked to it to see if we could get it back behind fence…..Holy Poop….cows are not friendly….we ran like hell…never figured a cow could get so mad!!!!!

tony February 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

To Mimi (original) – you would not want to try and pet a camel unless you want to be covered with regurgitated food or cud, if it became agitated. They are like cows in the respect of having numerous stomachs and “chew their cud”. Whatever is in their stomach could swiftly show up all over you.

Mike February 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM

somebody walked the camel for a mile. It was right there in the open…

unknown February 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I think is great, enjoy Bailey. How many of us can say were stop by a camel in Concord.
A moveable speed hump.

BP February 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Sounds like the camel is out again and has been hit. Hope it can get help quickly. If you are out please watch out for him/her. Hope Sieno taks care lo f the fence and gets them safe.

Bubbles February 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Mr. Mayor

The CHP site at of 648 pm is now showing the camel got out again and has been hit!!! I hope it’s ok!!!

anonymous angel February 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Whats Seeno gonna do?! Kill him and stuff him and put him in his house with all the rest of the dead animals?! Leave wild life in the wild!!!

anon February 6, 2013 at 4:36 AM

#7 the same way you get a bird back in its cage. find out what his favorite food is. apples, peaches, pumpkin pie. choc chip cookies?

anon February 6, 2013 at 4:40 AM

its been a long while since i’ve been on Bailey Rd. I assume the pic w/ the windmills is facing bay point. Where are the windmills located?

t-bird February 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I hope the camels are ok! I’ve driven over Bailey Rd. for years & was always happy to see them grazing as I drove by. I dubbed them the “Christmas camels” because they would always show up on Christmas even if elusive the rest of the year. Long live Bailey & Bob! Forever may you graze!

char February 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Perhaps camels would like to be around other camels. The Terry Bison Ranch Resort in Why. has other camels. Maybe they need a vacation? I know it does me good!

Mac February 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Looks like the Camel that sold all those “Smokes” back in the day !

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