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Sam Benshoof/FOCUS This 3-year-old camel was available for auction at the April 9 exotic animal auction held at the Perham Stockyards. The camel came from a petting zoo, and likely would fetch a price of several thousand dollars, said Sale Manager Vern Pautsch.

Perham goes exotic for a day

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An exotic animal and fowl auction at the Perham Stockyards on April 9 brought a few unusual creatures to the area.

Animals available at the sale included camels, yaks, horses, donkeys, watusis, Scottish Highlander cattle, rabbits, many kinds of poultry and much more.

According to Sale Manager Vern Pautsch, it's always a surprise - even to him - what animals are available at the auction.

"Every time, you never know what's coming," he said.

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