SONORA (CBS SF) — CHP officers in Sonora had to corral a llama or alpaca that got loose on Highway 49 in Tuolumne County on Monday.
In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, law enforcement admitted they were unsure if the animal that was captured was an alpaca or llama.READ MORE: Project Home: Federal Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium; What Does It Mean For Bay Area Renters?
According to story first published by CBS Sacramento affiliate CBS13, on Monday, CHP officers had to try and chase down a creature that went on a run down Highway 49.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day Weekend
“Luckily, a local resident with knowledge of these animals was able to assist us by corralling it into a fenced area and prevent it from getting hit by a vehicle on the highway,” the Facebook post read.
Authorities are still trying to determine exactly where the the animal escaped from, but CHP are currently trying to find its owner.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Contain 15-Acre Vegetation Fire In Discovery Bay; Fireworks Suspected
Anyone who recognizes the animal is asked to call Tuolumne County Animal Control at (209) 694-2730.