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Wily llama on the lam for months finally captured

The Columbian
Published: June 17, 2011, 5:00pm

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — For months, police in Redmond, Ore., got calls about a tall stranger roaming the highways of central Oregon. He was shaggy, unkempt and wily enough to evade his pursuers.

But on Friday, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reported a capture: Bahama the llama is in custody.

The sheriff’s office guesses Bahama is 3-5 years old. He’s chocolate brown with a shaggy, unshorn coat. He is being cared for at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Large Animal Rescue Facility in Bend, Ore.

Callers had reported seeing the llama on Oregon Route 126 for at least two months.

The sheriff’s office is seeking his owner.

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