McKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Summer is officially over, but things are still hot in Texas. But with conditions not exactly desert-like it was surprising when some drivers in Collin County saw a humpbacked mammal on the side of the road.

It was during rush hour when a driver pulling an animal trailer had a blowout. With no air circulating, the camel inside — hump and all — was let out of the trailer.

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On their Twitter account, McKinney police posted, “You really never know what friends you’ll meet on the side of the road!”

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An officer and his K-9 partner both seemed intrigued with the animal that stood taller than the SUV pulling the trailer.

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No word on where the camel had traveled from or where it was headed. Staff