LA PLATA, Md. — A man was trampled and bitten by a camel at the Charles County Fairgrounds.

WJLA-TV reports that the man suffered a severe head injury during the attack on Friday, and was medevacked by a state police helicopter to a hospital.

The camel was part of the Lewis and Clark Circus, which was renting the fairgrounds parking lot. The camel was inside a horse trailer.

Performances at the fairgrounds have been canceled due to a permitting issue.

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