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Llamas on the loose recaptured in Baltimore County

Three llamas went on the lam Friday morning in Glen Arm.

Three llamas on the loose in northern Baltimore County on Friday morning have returned home.

Baltimore County police quickly apprehended the four-legged escapees, who had left their home in the 12600 block of Long Green Pike, a police spokesman said.

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Police were called at 7:20 a.m. to corral the animals, which didn't stray very far, said Cpl. John Wachter. He said they had wandered off, crossing nearby Williams Road.

"The llamas were very docile and easy to get home. A dog helped us out by chasing one back toward home," he said. "Only two officers responded."

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Police officers in Arizona did not have quite the same luck last February when two llamas escaped from a retirement community. The hourlong chases made national headlines and became a trending topic on social media.

The Arizona Republic reported that the llamas were eventually captured by three onlookers.

Baltimore County police have some experience in corralling animals. After bison escaped from a Stevenson farm in 2005, they were cornered by county police in a tennis court in Pikesville.

More recently, in 2014, city police were dispatched after a steer escaped from a Baltimore butcher. The 780-pound animal led police on a 2-mile jog along North Avenue that ended when police shot and killed the steer.

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