Baby camel eyes greens at garden centre in Weston

Baby camel Kachana meets Ivor Collins, his daughter Claire Fuller and one-year-old Elizabeth Fuller at Baytree Garden Centre in Weston. ANL-150511-165738001
Baby camel Kachana meets Ivor Collins, his daughter Claire Fuller and one-year-old Elizabeth Fuller at Baytree Garden Centre in Weston. ANL-150511-165738001
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A four-month-old baby camel got the hump at a garden centre in Weston when the Free Press popped in to say hello before feeding time.

Kachana was stamping his feet and crying to be fed when Gracie Timmis of Circus Mondao introduced us at Baytree Garden Centre.

We just came to see the Christmas lights. It was a surprise to see the baby camel

Claire Fuller

The camel - along with reindeer, llamas and miniature ponies - can be seen at Baytree until February next year, while the circus is based close by over the winter.

Most of the animals will then appear in the circus ring next to Baytree- although Kachana will be aged two before he follows in the hoofprints of his mum and dad Sabia and Kashmere.

Gracie said: “Kashmere is fed every four hours and it will mess up his routine if we feed him now.”

But food was definitely on his mind when Gracie let him out of his pen for a closer look. As he eyed the rows of bedding plants in front of him, Gracie told him: “Now you leave those greens alone - he’s such a naughty boy!”

Eventually she got him safely back in his pen, but not before he had munched his way through a notice attached to a tree bark.

Claire Fuller of Skegness, who was there with her one-year-old daughter Elizabeth and father Ivor Collins, said: “We just came to see the Christmas lights. It was a surprise to see the baby camel. He’s so sweet.”