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(SUN CITY, Ariz.) — A pair of confused llamas wreaked havoc in Sun City, Arizona, Thursday afternoon as they ran through the streets while being chased by police.

It’s unclear where the llamas originated, or how they broke free, but little did they know that their brief dash for freedom would be enjoyed across the country.

Live streams of the chase and cable news breakouts captivated viewers, and the best responses to the stressful chase appeared on Twitter.


LIVE: Llamas get loose, run through neighborhood in Arizona: http://t.co/cAAyNO9jXi@abc15 pic.twitter.com/32ema3kXA4

— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) February 26, 2015


REUNITED!!! http://t.co/wsQoRGGcfI pic.twitter.com/sacKxmXio0

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015


LLAMA WATCH: The llamas appear to be taking a short break under a tree. Today’s high in Phoenix: 72 degrees. #abc15 pic.twitter.com/kmt6olCMSE

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015



It was obviously a perfect time for puns.


I am recusing myself from coverage of this story. There will be no further comment. #TeamLlamas #LlamaChase #LlamaWatch

— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) February 26, 2015



And business deals.


The #AZCardinals have agreed to one-year deals with the #llamasontheloose. Each llama will earn 2,340 lbs of hay. Steve Keim does it again.

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 26, 2015



If nothing else, the chase shows how ill-prepared so many U.S. cities are for such a disaster.


Seriously the city of Phoenix appears to have no plan whatsoever for catching these llamas

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) February 26, 2015



LLAMA WATCH: It appears the llama is a big fan of #ABC15! Good choice my friend! GOOD CHOICE! http://t.co/wsQoRGGcfI pic.twitter.com/NfN5s1ejUW

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015



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