Llamas on the llam
February 26, 2015 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Two llamas enjoy several minutes of lliberty while evading the Keystone Cops Sun City llaw enforcement.
posted by Cold Lurkey (52 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Therapy Llamas?
posted by angerbot at 4:57 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I learned today that Llamas like lettuce. I like lettuce. I like Llamas.
posted by 724A at 4:59 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


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posted by Fizz at 5:04 PM on February 26, 2015 [38 favorites]


Shep Smith was born to narrate something this ridiculous.
posted by gladly at 5:06 PM on February 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


Phonetically, the title would read "yamas on the yam," which sounds like it could be delicious. But yiberty from the yaw? I'm confused.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:06 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


LL Cool Jaywalkers
posted by Atom Eyes at 5:10 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


They're stabbing our brothers and sisters in the back.
posted by stevil at 5:12 PM on February 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I missed my relevant username moment to shine.
posted by ilama at 5:15 PM on February 26, 2015 [11 favorites]


Llackety Sax.
posted by metaquarry at 5:17 PM on February 26, 2015 [13 favorites]


One was white (and gold?) and one was black (and blue?), right?

:)
posted by jazon at 5:22 PM on February 26, 2015 [19 favorites]


On tonight's show, Bill O'Reilly will claim to have been RIGHT THERE where the llamas were running.

And Sheriff Alpaio will declare the llamas to be illegal aliens and have them immediately deported.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:34 PM on February 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'm told that Lorenzo Lamas was trending during this incident, which really makes the story that much better.
posted by zachlipton at 5:35 PM on February 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is the only thing I have to add to a llama discussion:

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama.*
-- Ogden Nash

* The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:35 PM on February 26, 2015 [9 favorites]


And Sheriff Alpaio will declare the llamas to be illegal aliens and have them immediately deported.

Won't they be detained indefinitely and forced to wear demeaning undergarments of alpaca wool?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:41 PM on February 26, 2015


At any rate, I'm glad there wasn't hot water involved, or it could have become a co-llama-tea.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:42 PM on February 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Llama, llama...
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 5:44 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


At any rate, I'm glad there wasn't hot water involved, or it could have become a co-llama-tea.

And if they attempted to slow the llamas down by crashing large bells into them, it'd be a ram-a-llama-ding-dong.

ooh bop sh'bop
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:49 PM on February 26, 2015 [18 favorites]


I always thought of lassos as that prop cowboys use to show off in westerns, never as an actual thing that works! Amazing!
posted by Spanner Nic at 5:50 PM on February 26, 2015


Checking Twitter during a break in the House budget hearing I was suffering through to discover that the entire internet had been taken over by llamas was easily the highlight of my day.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 5:58 PM on February 26, 2015 [14 favorites]


For the record: any scenario where therapy llamas on the lam decide to cavort through my yard would be super party times, A+, 10/10 good in my brain.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 5:58 PM on February 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


Net neutrality AND llama-related silly news AND a Kickstarter for a new Toejam & Earl? What a day to wake up to.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:05 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love this site. Twitter will not shut up about these llamas but nobody was providing an actual link and I knew I could rely on Metafilter for accurate information on this breaking news story.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:08 PM on February 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


Thanks for the post, Colld Llurkey.
posted by ardgedee at 6:11 PM on February 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


HOORAY IM A LLAMA AGAIN
posted by The Whelk at 6:13 PM on February 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


In related South American animals on the llam news, there's a pack of guinea pigs* loose in a San Francisco park. SF Animal Control has only been able to capture one thus far, despite some very llarge nets.

*poor peegs, hope they are rescued soon.
posted by jamaro at 6:33 PM on February 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Couldn't they have just offered those fat lards some ham?
posted by asockpuppet at 6:49 PM on February 26, 2015 [8 favorites]


Cuidado! Cuidado! Cuidado! Cuidado!


LAS LLAMAS!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:16 PM on February 26, 2015 [4 favorites]




Palindromically, the chase was "llama tag, at a mall."
posted by msalt at 7:46 PM on February 26, 2015 [17 favorites]


Awwww, no, guinea pigs. I hate people who dump pets, especially exotic pets. They usually die horribly in the end if no one catches them, and if on the off chance they don't, they have an unfortunate chance of establishing a breeding population and wreaking havoc on the local ecosystem.

Also, they really need to set live traps for the pigs. Rodents are WAY easier to catch via trap than they are by net, and if the greediness of the pigs I've met is any indication, it's not like it would be hard to lure them back into captivity.
posted by sciatrix at 7:47 PM on February 26, 2015


Sadly, we won't likely see a Parks and Rec episode based on this event.
posted by idiopath at 7:56 PM on February 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I could not stop laughing at all the terrible llama puns that took over my twitter feed, and that was before the Yakety Sax version of the chase. My face hurt by the end of it.
posted by immlass at 7:58 PM on February 26, 2015


One of my favorite COPS episodes was when they were chasing a zebra through a neighborhood. They had to warn people to stay in their houses because it's a dangerous animal.

So cops are running through the streets yelling "STAY IN YOUR HOMES! THERE'S A FERAL ZEBRA ON THE RUN!" I think "feral zebra" is my favorite phrase.

But now I love these llamas! These "drama llamas."
posted by Crystalinne at 8:05 PM on February 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


In even more llama related news, it seems that llamas and alpacas have effective antibody responses to HIV (I'm on my phone, so unfortunately, I can't link).
posted by Sophie1 at 8:14 PM on February 26, 2015




The llakety sax version is great. One of the downsides of living here is that, were there to be llamas on the loose, I can guarantee that the first three pickups to stop would all be driven by former rodeo contestants and there would be no gloriously inept capture attempts, and hence no comedy gold. Better for the animals, worse for viral video.

there's a pack of guinea pigs* loose in a San Francisco park. SF Animal Control has only been able to capture one thus far, despite some very llarge nets.

One of the animal control officers in that story is named "Frog Gilmore." No, really.
posted by Dip Flash at 9:05 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Won't they be detained indefinitely and forced to wear demeaning undergarments of alpaca wool?
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:41 PM on February 26 [+] [!]


YES! DYED PINK!!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:58 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


No word pending on any criminal or misdemeanor charges pending against the owner, or the llamas.
Arizona has struck me for years now as being a little let-us-say retro in its approach to legislation, but are pack animals typically considered competent to face criminal charges?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:01 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


7 things you probably didn't know about llamas (to go along with every other 'X facts you probably didn't know about N' article)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:24 PM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Given the onslaught of llama jokes on Twitter earlier on Thursday, I'm surprised this thread is so brief.

I wonder how people saw this story and assumed this would be the strangest news item of the day.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 2:28 AM on February 27, 2015


We've all moved on to the dress thing.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:34 AM on February 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


What a couple of drama llamas.
posted by Anne Neville at 6:22 AM on February 27, 2015


Because everyone should know the song about Nikki the Llama.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:46 AM on February 27, 2015


One of the downsides of living here is that, were there to be llamas on the loose, I can guarantee that the first three pickups to stop would all be driven by former rodeo contestants

Well, I don't know where your "here" is, but since it's Rodeo Days in Tucson, I'm guessing all the ropers from the Phoenix metro area are down in our little town rather than available to catch llamas in Sun City.
posted by Squeak Attack at 7:29 AM on February 27, 2015


Here are the links I referred to above regarding llamas and HIV:
1. Global post
2. PLoS Pathogens
posted by Sophie1 at 7:38 AM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


lloll
posted by swellingitchingbrain at 7:53 AM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Llama, Llama. Duck.
posted by PearlRose at 8:13 AM on February 27, 2015


Like yin and yang, they represent balance, only with a much darker purpose. If you had checked the pages hidden at the back of the Necronomiclopedia you would have read that when the chaotic balance appears, it is the beginning of the grand finale, regardless of any vain mortal attempts to halt the process.

Though I'll admit, I didn't see the harbingers of the end of all as being llamas. That one was... unexpected.
posted by quin at 9:34 AM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Two cows escaped from the local meat packing place today. They ran by the community center and police station before being captured. About two blocks from me. What I'm saying is this, the animal anarchy is getting closer to my house. AND I LOVE IT.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:16 AM on February 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Squeak Attack, my thoughts exactly. My first reaction was that all the decent ropers must be in Tucson right now. Show me one other city with 900,000 people that gives all kids 2 days off of school for the damn rodeo.
posted by nestor_makhno at 11:43 AM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd love a bison stampede through town. I'd like there to be enough bison to stampede. They're so cute and ginormous.
posted by sio42 at 12:54 PM on February 27, 2015




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