Earlier this week, during the filming of a Daily Show segment filmed on location in Wisconsin, a camel got its leg stuck in a metal fence and fell to the ground. Today, The Daily Show finally broke its silence on Camelgate:
For an element of the piece, we made arrangements through a local animal wrangler to film a camel. Prior to any filming, the camel, while in the care of its handlers, got its leg caught in a barricade and fell. The camel was not injured, but after the incident, The Daily Show immediately decided not to pursue the idea any further and did not film any material with the camel. The camel remains in good health but is declining media requests at this time.
Here is video of the incident, which contains distressing pained camel noises and a cameo from a surprisingly threatening John Oliver:
(Via Entertainment Weekly.)