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Llamas captured after running loose in northwest Las Vegas

Posted: 8:43 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 23:31:00-04

Two llamas were observed on Jones Boulevard near Elkhorn Road Tuesday morning.

"I think we were shocked more than anything to see them because it's not something you see every day," said Nikia Dyson, who spotted the animals.

Animal control received a call about the llamas at 6:43 a.m.

The owner was eventually located, and the llamas were safely returned to their home on Boyd Lane. The owner said the llama's names were Hershey and Kisses. The owner was also issued a citation for animals interfering with pedestrians.

Video of the llamas was recorded by Dyson.

Former County Commissioner Tom Collins knows a thing or two about livestock as he had livestock escape when a bull got free from a fenced enclosure in his backyard a few years ago.

"Nobody got hurt. The animals got returned to their homes. The people are grateful, and there should be no fine or citation or violation," Collins said, when asked about Tuesday's situation.

Hershey and Kisses' escape wasn't the first time animals running were wild on city streets: a bull, a pig, horses have been a few others also seen around the valley.

As the city limits expand into rural areas and open spaces, animals, and people seem to bump into each other more and more.

Collins expects more scenes like these to happen with the neighborhood expansion.