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Don’t Feed Mona!

mona the camel on san juan













Poor Mona, we’re loving her too much!  She is suffering from some SERIOUS camel conditions, and we don’t have an exotic animal veterinarian on the island who can really dial in the prescriptive remedy. For now, her doctor is recommending that she stay on a strict diet that hopefully will help with her mange and Cushings disease.

In earlier reports, her caretakers recommended only carrots, but now, even healthy foods are off limits. So please folks, go ahead and visit her – she loves company – but PLEASE don’t feed her.

You can follow Mona’s progress on her Facebook page, Mona the Camel.

Here is local photographer Cyndi Brast’s ode to Mona’s woes:


Mona, I’ve heard isn’t doing so great

With all the snacks tourists feed her, she’s gained too much weight.


Now it’s affected her system “E” “N” “Do” “crine”

That’s not fun at all, no not a bit…WHEN…


One at a time, then two or three clumps

Mona’s lost her hair, even over her hump.


The vet came to see Poor Mona one day

And this is what she had to say:


“Mona needs to lose weight

No more snacks can she eat.

It’s putting much too much stress

On all her four feet!”


“She needs healthy food,

And a little medicine

To help her hair

Start growing back in!”


Come say hello, but please do refrain!

Mona needs to follow the vet’s regimen.


Watch out for traffic when you stop over too

And please not too late, Mona has a curfew!


And after your visit, if you feel so inclined

Stop by San Juan Vineyards for a nice glass of wine!

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