Oregon firefighters dig 1,500-pound camel named 'Moses' out of sinkhole

had tried to get the camel out themselves but failed.

Firefighters had to carefully shovel mud for several hours to free the animal. The rescuers were concerned Moses would break his legs if he'd try to free himself while still partially buried.

But Moses was patient, and eventually firefighters got him out. Moses lay on his side for an hour resting after the rescue. A veterinarian said the animal looked unhurt.