This is not a joke: There were two llamas loose in West Phoenix, Arizona Thursday and everyone was watching. The llamas halted traffic as they gallivanted along the streets of Sun City. Just when it seemed like were going to be cornered, the llamas would find an escape route. Around 3:15 p.m. EST, they separated, but soon found each other again.
ABC15 in Arizona closely watched the llama chase as residents got out of their cars to try and control the llamas. The animals first escaped around 2:45 p.m. EST, the news site tweeted. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office soon arrived at the scene in Sun City and closely followed the vigilante llamas. Social media closely tuned in to the live stream footage provided by multiple news networks.
The llamas also got the community's attention, with some people trying to stop them on foot and with golf carts. Others tried to corner them with their cars, but the vehicles were no use against the llamas agile escape tactics.
It wasn't exactly a high-speed chase. At one point, they took refuge under the shade of a tree. It’s a beautiful day in Phoenix, with a temperature of 72 degrees.
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015
Part of the chase ended at 3:23 p.m. when one of them was captured. The llama “appears to be OK,” ABC15 tweeted. The other llama, however, continued to run away before it was finally captured. The “high-speed chase” officially ended at 3:27 p.m. EST when a resident lassoed the final animal.
The Sun City llamas quickly became a top-trending topic on Twitter. Many made jokes about them stopping traffic and being the “best thing” people had seen all day. Some of their comments have been posted below:
I just wish #LlamaontheLoose had ended Thelma and Louise style.
— Erin Fenton (@erinhollyfenton) February 26, 2015
That was very Thelma and Louise-ish. Llama style.
— Angie Whitfield (@angie128) February 26, 2015
This is like Thelma and Louise if Thelma got lassoed and put inside a truck and Louise was still running free and also was a llama.
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) February 26, 2015
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