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People Thought Llamas Were On The Loose Again And Life Was Perfect Until It Wasn't

Sorry internet, there are no escaped llamas today.

Posted on April 15, 2016, at 11:52 a.m. ET

February 26, 2015, is ingrained in the popular conscience as the day that two llamas led authorities on a chase through the streets of Sun City, Arizona — and in turn made a nation fall in love.

And on April 15, 2016, it seemed like America had been blessed again. A local NBC affiliate reported that two llamas, including a baby llama, were on the run in Midlothian, Virginia.

And all hell broke loose.

🚨It’s happening again.🚨

People lost their goddamn minds.

Llama llama llama llama RT @NBC12: 2 llamas on the loose in Chesterfield #LllamaDrama

They demanded a live stream of the llamas running towards freedom.


live helicopter feed or it didn’t happen

Llamas > Municipal Budget

bad allocation of livestreaming resources tbh

Calls went out for Chesterfield residents to live stream those llamas.

You live in Chesterfield. You have Periscope. Find the llamas. This is your moment.

People were getting desperate.

Every minute that goes by is another minute that Im not seeing the llamas on the loose

Some even blamed the llamas for bad timing.

I wish these llamas had been more considerate and escaped when a live stream was up and running.

Others cheered them on.

I will never cheer for a Marvel or DC superhero the way I do for llamas racing for freedom.

It had been a week of animals escaping from the clutches of mankind.

First the octopus slipping through a pipe into the ocean, then the angry chimp on the electric pole, now more llamas

People fondly remembered the Great Llama Escape of 2015.

Are llamas professional escape artists, and didn't this happen almost exactly a year ago?! #FreeTheLlamas

The world is trying to keep llamas down, but they ain't about that life

People were really rooting for them.

I am 1000% more into criminal llamas than Jared Leto's Joker


"We are not actively searching for any llamas," Chesterfield police told BuzzFeed News.

Police said they received a call at 9:30 a.m. local time about a "possible sighting" of two llamas on the loose. When police responded, "we did not find anything," a spokeswoman said. "The call was closed."

People were devastated.


Thought Friday Twitter was about to get going but no.


We were so close to establishing an annual tradition...

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.