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TV covers 2 llamas running loose in Phoenix area, Twitter explodes

Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour.
Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour.
Courtesy of NBCLA.com
Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour.
Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour.
Courtesy of NBCLA.com


Authorities lassoed two quick-footed llamas who had dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community and caused a stir on social media after local TV chronicled the incident live.

Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and golf carts stopped in their tracks because of the wayward livestock.

The animals galloped along the sidewalk, through manicured yards and along street medians.

The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody.

It was unknown if the llamas were anyone's pets.

Their televised break-out quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags including, #LlamasonTheLoose, "lamachase" and "llamawatch." Below are a few Tweets about the llama chase.

Twitter: Llamachase

Twitter: Llama chase nbc

Twitter: Llama chase

Twitter: Llama

Twitter: Llama chase broncos

Twitter: LLama Google

Twitter: Llama world cup