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Camel Pulls Car Out of Snow in Russia, Saving Driver (Video)

A desert creature isn’t the first help you call upon when stuck in snowbound Russia.

But if you find yourself in the southern Volga region of Saratov, it very well may be.

A video posted on social media this week showed a two-humped camel pull a white Lada Niva off-road car out of a snowbank.

The camel’s wrangler is heard yelling out instructions as the video’s author expresses surprise at the animal’s strength.

The 20-second footage was reportedly filmed at the “Kumysnaya Polyana” nature park near Saratov on Tuesday.

“The camel’s owner gives children rides near the circus,” the video’s unnamed author told the nversia.ru news website on Thursday.

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