Suit: Woman attacked by camel at Jefferson Davis’ last home

Confederate White House
This photo taken Monday, April 17, 2017, shows the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Ala., where Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived in 1861. Thousands of schoolchildren visit the site each year, but critics chafe at its depiction of Davis as being beloved by the slaves he owned. (AP Photo/Anthony Izaguirre)

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Florida woman claims a camel at the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis attacked her at the Mississippi tourist attraction in 2015.

She’s suing the United Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc., identified as the operator of Beauvoir plantation in Biloxi.

The Sun Herald reports Sylvia June Abbott says Sir Camelot injured her mentally and physically. Attorney Charles M. Thomas says Abbott and her husband were walking to a cemetery behind Beauvoir when the camel stampeded her and bit her, leaving her with a fractured wrist and vertebrae.

Abbott’s suit says Beauvoir’s operators should have known the camel had “behaved dangerously” in the past, though it didn’t specify any prior incidents.

Beauvoir’s executive director, Tom Payne, didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.