A llama spotted running loose on a Virginia highway was corralled by police and taken to a shelter before being reunited with its owner.
The Fairfax County Police Department shared video of the chase that unfolded involving officers both in the air and on the ground when a llama was found running loose on the Fairfax County Parkway, near Popes Head Road.
Police eventually corralled the animal in a resident’s back yard.
“The helicopter had its spotlight coming down on our house. My assumption was there a take-down of some bad people,” the resident told WTTG-TV.
The man said he was shocked to learn the police were chasing an animal.
“They asked us to bring out a blanket to cover its eyes, so it would calm down just like a horse,” he said.
The llama was taken to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, which posted photos to social media in an attempt to find the animal’s owner.
“Are you missing a llama?” the shelter tweeted.
The owner of the llama got in touch with the shelter Tuesday and identified the animal as a lost pet named Kolby. Kolby was released into her owner’s care.