By Ty O’Neil
Yesterday was full of action at the Virginia City camel races. Comedy, action, suspense and even the occasional scare were all at hand. A few crashes and spills befell the local media riders, but other than some possible bruising of an ego here and there everyone came out smiling, and walking.
The announcers kept the crowd laughing and provided information on the various animals racing, even the chickens. A great mixture of competitive racing and humorous intermissions kept the event varied and fresh. There is still plenty of racing to be had Saturday and Sunday.
Guests of the Bucket of Blood Saloon were surprised by a gust appearance in the bar, a full grown camel. There were selfies and photos aplenty for those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. View the photos below.
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.