Kicker: Three Traveling Friends

MARY REICHARD, HOST: OK, so a cow, a donkey, and a camel walk into a bar.

Well, not exactly. But the trio did stroll into a neighborhood in a suburb of Wichita, Kansas last Sunday. Minding their own business, swishing their tails, and sampling the leaves of bushes along the way.

Two little girls jumping on a trampoline when the menagerie passed by weren’t quite sure what they were seeing. Little Emma Dillon put it this way to KWCH-tv:

EMMA DILLON: I’m like, Mom, there’s a horse or something in the yard!

It was quite a sight to see a cow, a donkey, and a camel hanging around so neighbors called 911. Police arrived and posted a photo to Facebook. Soon the owner who works at a wildlife park nearby rounded them up and all’s well that end’s well.

But neighbor Kevin Wilcox could see something heartwarming about it, given that some families already put up Christmas lights.

KEVIN WILCOX: We thought It was only missing the sheep ’cause you had the cow, you had the camel, and you had the donkey all in the Nativity and I just thought that was kind of a cool thing you know.

Missing something else, I think.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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