Oh, the weather outside was frightful, and so were the roads as the first snow of the season settled in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
In Montgomery County, the wintry mess caused more than 250 accidents, 350 disabled vehicles, and one stranded camel. Yes, a camel. One hump, no parka.
The Jewish Federation of Philadelphia later tweeted that Einstein the camel was en route to an event at the Kimmel Center when his ride became stuck in the snow. He has returned safely to the Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, the federation said.
In Philadelphia, a different beast was spotted having a much better time in the outdoors.
Wild-eyed orange terror Gritty emerged from the Wells Fargo Center to experience his first flakes, jumping for joy, tracing hearts in the parking lot snow, and celebrating the "Zamboni dust."
"I LOVE IT," he captioned a video of him catching falling flakes in his mouth.