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Nativity camel loses her balance and falls on top of church goers

A nativity camel left a church congregation with the serious hump after sprawling over people sat in pews during a Christmas pageant rehearsal.

Lula Bell lost her balance while attempting to fold herself into a sitting position known as 'cushing' and tumbled on to surprised churchgoers at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach.

And the momentum of her fall caused her rider, a man playing the third wise man, to be thrown into the audience.

Video footage of the rehearsal shows Lula Bell sauntering down the aisle, before attempting to kneel on the floor.

But as she begins to crouch down, one of her knees appears to give way and she lands on top of several of the pews.

Liz Reilly, an audience member, said the whole congregation was 'in shock', but no one was hurt in the incident, including the camel.

She told the Palm Beach Post: 'She got right up and walked out, so I guess she was ok.'

The church's pastor, Chuck Lewis, said Lula Bell's right front knee had been bothering her prior to the fall.

As a safety precaution, the hump-backed animal has been withdrawn from the pageant, which runs throughout the weekend.

The church was also reassessing the role of a donkey in the same show, but said sheep and two lambs would be allowed to take part.

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Added: Dec-11-2010 
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