Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - (Bactrian Ass Mess): Over 2,000 Saudi Arabian camels have died in mysterious circumstances during the last three months according to the country's chief veterinary officer.
And the finger of suspicion is now falling on a breakaway Saudi cult that was once linked by rituals to Welsh sheep-shagging sects, now masquarading as Plaid Cymru.
Many of the beleagured Saudi camels have exhibited classic signs such as sweating, excitability, vomiting and fainting.
Some also have foamed at the mouth and developed pustules before expolding in a poison cloud of methane.
The first reported incidents occured in the Royal Palace compound in Riyadh and soon spread to the British Ambassador's residence.
"The last time we sam anything like this was when George Bush Senior paid a visit to the Kingdom ahead of a multi-billion dollar official arms-dealing signing," Riyadh sources said today.
"As a mark of the country's esteem we treated him to some typical inidgenous hospitality treats to give him a flavor of our gratitude.
"We think the current outbreak is a continuation of that visit."