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A pair of llamas on the loose in Sun City, Ariz., riveted the nation this afternoon.
The major cable news networks — CNN, Fox, MSNBC — broke into their news coverage for chopper footage showing a black llama and a white llama running through parking lots and boulevards while being chased by a bunch of guys:
Eventually, more men with lassos joined the chase:
And the black llama was cornered and, much to the dismay of Twitter, was captured:
But the white llama was still holding on to the dream:
The llama escaped a few lasso attempts from men on foot. But then, they brought in the pickup truck and the "Great Llama Drama of 2015" came to an end:
And everybody thought:
(By the way: Per The Associated Press, this all happened in Maricopa County. There's no word on whether these llamas were pets.)
Update at 6:27 p.m. ET. Therapy Llamas:
The AP reports that the escaped llamas were working at a retirement home. The wire service adds:
"The fugitive llamas were part of a trio that were making a therapy visit to elderly residents at GenCare SunCity at The Carillons. Executive Director Jill Parsons said it was the first time the facility had hosted the llamas.
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"The animals bolted when their handlers took them outside for a bathroom break.
"Parsons declined to name the llamas' owners, saying that they were somewhat embarrassed by the whole ordeal. Their televised breakout quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags."
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