2 loose llamas lassoed in Arizona

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SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have 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.

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.

Their televised break-out quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags including, #LlamasonTheLoose.

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.

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