Llamas on the lam recaptured with lasso after Arizona escape

One black and one white llama escape in Sun City, Arizona, and run amok while authorities scrambled to recapture them

Two escaped llamas, one black and one white, caused a spectacle on Thursday as authorities in Sun City, Arizona, attempted to chase them down.

News helicopters circled overhead, broadcasting video of the escaped creatures, as authorities chased the llamas through parking lots and streets.

every other major city frantically checking their llama contingency plans rn pic.twitter.com/W9Vwk0qyDA

— darth™ (@darth) February 26, 2015

The black llama was lassoed at about 12.15pm local time, and the white llama was captured about 15 minutes later.

the fact that they just caught a llama with a LASSO is the most american thing ever pic.twitter.com/tTQI9yfVKj

— Owen Williams (@ow) February 26, 2015

Attempts to wrangle the animals spawned story lines and puns. One Twitter user suggested a conversation between the two:

LLAMA 1: We’re escaping this afternoon.

LLAMA 2: Alpaca bag.

Thanks, OLlama. http://t.co/127leOglWX pic.twitter.com/na4McZGU4M

— J. Freedom du Lac (@jfdulac) February 26, 2015


Jessica Glenza in New York

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