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Runaway llama corralled by police on busy Ontario highway

It's not every day that you see a llama strutting down a highway in Ontario.

A busy stretch of highway in Ontario was interrupted this past weekend, when an unexpected and woolly pedestrian was spotted walking along the roadway in York Region. 

In a tweet published Sunday, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the animal, originally thought to be an alpaca, was found on Highway 400 before it was corralled by officers with its Aurora detachment.

“See alpacas go slow doesn’t have the same ring as #SeeSnowGoSlow but honestly, if you see one on the highway…slow down,” the OPP Highway Safety Division posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

On Monday, the OPP released videos showing the seemingly calm llama being corralled and escorted off the highway by police officers and a Ministry of Transport worker.

“Great job by #AuroraOPP, who helped this Llama off Highway 400 yesterday,” the OPP said on X.

Luckily, police said the owner of the animal was contacted and they were able to remove the llama safely.