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Stray llama leads cops on a chase in Virginia

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Dec 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-23 12:49:13-05

A stray llama led cops on a chase in Virginia.

"Llama drama! Our officers are prepared for anything," the Fairfax County Police Department said in a Facebook post. "That doesn’t mean we’re still not surprised when we get a unique call for service."

The department said on its Facebook page that its officers tried again and again, by land and air, to capture the elusive llama on Sunday.

Police said officers were a jogger notified them about the animal after seeing it on the Fairfax County Parkway near Popes Head Road.

It took a few officers, including animal protection police, to catch it.

Officers say that the llama was eventually found in a backyard and secured.

A trailer was brought to transport the llama to the animal shelter safely.