Two Llamas On The Loose In SW Colorado

August 19, 2016

Hikers are being asked to keep an eye out for two llamas who are loose after being left behind in the Weminuche Wilderness in southwestern Colorado.

The Durango Herald reports that Dawson and Chai had to stay behind when their handlers were rescued by helicopter on Sunday. Their handlers had taken the llamas on a day hike, but then became lost and spent two nights in the wilderness before the rescue.

The women set the llamas free rather than tie them up so they could avoid predators and forage for food and water. They say as long as the animals don't become injured they should be fine.

If hikers spot any llamas, Dawson is cocoa brown and Chai is black with white under his chin.