Unable to determine the lost llama’s home, Trooper Matthew Kane retrieved a rope and successfully lassoed the llama, thereby preventing it from wandering into traffic.
Trooper Kyle Minnicucci then walked the llama to a horse farm in the area until the owner could be determined.
State Police from the Russell Barracks extended their thanks to Carrie Cruse who took a horse trailer out at 2:30 a.m. to meet the troopers and retrieve the lost animal.
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Llama on the Lamb in Russell
Early this morning, just before 1:00 a.m., two troopers from the State Police Russell barracks responded to reports of a loose llama walking on Route 23 in Russell. Troopers Matthew Kane and Kyle Minnicucci responded and located a llama out on the lamb from its home.
The two troopers attempted to locate the llama's home by knocking on several doors, to no avail. Trooper Kane then fearing for the llama's safety from passing vehicles, grabbed a rope from his cruiser and worked on his cowboy skills, and lassoed the llama!
Trooper Minnicucci then walked with the llama (as seen in the photos) into a nearby horse farm volunteered to take the animal in for the night until the owner could be located.
Special thanks to Carrie Cruse, the horse farm owner, who hooked up her horse trailer at 2:30 a.m., drove out to meet the troopers and their new four-legged pal, and loaded the llama into her trailer, as it had become too fatigued to walk any longer. Carrie was a instrumental part in rescuing the llama.
File this under, something you don't see everyday! 😂