Camel Lot

Moselle Schaffer, Author
Moselle Schaffer, Author Viking Books $17.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-670-82884-5
Reviewed on: 03/31/1990
Release date: 04/01/1990
The author led a conventional life in Indianapolis until she obtained a pilot's license and moved with her husband to a nearby farm with an airstrip. At the suggestion of a circus-performer friend, the couple began to raise exotic animals in the empty barns, beginning with camels and zebras. Other beasts came later--tiger cubs, llamas, miniature goats, monkeys, a pig. The author acted as obstetrician to an ostrich chick named Watts (the egg had been incubated under a 100-watt light bulb) and found a Leghorn hen to act as its foster mother. The menagerie survived, but the marriage did not. Schaffer now runs Camel Lot as a bed-and-breakfast. Animal lovers especially will enjoy this account. First serial to Cosmopolitan. (Apr.)
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