2 llamas on the run in Arizona captivated the nation, turned us all into pun machines

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2 llamas on the run in Arizona captivated the nation, turned us all into pun machines
A high speed police chase out of Arizona has gripped the nation … and twitter … because the police are chasing llamas on the loose!
A white llama and a smaller black llama escaped in Arizona from a mobile petting zoo.
In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, two quick-footed llamas dash in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.
In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, a Maricopa County Sheriff's vehicle tries to herd two quick-footed llamas as they dash in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.
In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, men lasso one of two quick-footed llamas after they dashed in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.
Residents were on the hunt as two llamas were found running loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona. (Feb. 26)
These Llamas are the Romeo and Juliet of our generation http://t.co/2ruIAfxpm9
Llamas can run up to 35 mph. There's not a human on earth that can run that fast.
All these dudes running after the llamas. You fools. You cannot catch them, they must come to you
i never realized how majestic llamas are
Two Alpacas (originally thought to be llamas) escaped from Sun City, Arizona Thursday afternoon quickly going viral and taking over the Internet.
My moon landing: Cable news and social media go all in on #LlamaWatch. http://t.co/sGMfar0GJi http://t.co/ghMQ8CeTHC
An owner in Sun City, Arizona said two llamas got out of their enclosure Thursday afternoon.
But they had a good run... literally.
An owner in Sun City, Arizona said two llamas got out of their enclosure Thursday afternoon.
Officially a Scout 5-Star http://t.co/57wBpX3Vf9 http://t.co/nZFyS300bx
A white llama and a smaller black llama escaped in Arizona from a mobile petting zoo.
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By SYDNEY LEVIN

Even Kim Kardashian didn't have to work this hard to break the Internet.

Whether you were watching it on TV, following #llamawatch on Twitter, screaming at a livestream or sitting at your desk trying to figure out what rhymes with 'llama' ('mama' is the best one), chances are you were caught up in the rush of today's biggest breaking story: two llamas on the lamb -- err, lam -- in Arizona.

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LLAMA DRAMA Tweets - social media reaction - llamas on the loose in Arizona
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2 llamas on the run in Arizona captivated the nation, turned us all into pun machines
I DONT CARE IF WE ON THE RUN http://t.co/bgBvQQeLWd
#BrianWilliamsMisremembers http://t.co/LdqikkaNUz
The Llamazing Race http://t.co/cDIfhM1dEX
It's not just a #llamachase, it's a *high speed* llama chase in AZ. http://t.co/GlTt8dccbd http://t.co/a02ysAUPUJ
Wow. We're famous. #LlamasonTheLoose http://t.co/k43JK4BYBD
And with the first pick in the draft, the @TBBuccaneers pick the white llama.
http://t.co/6vcavUPiHe
Pretty sure @melissamccarthy is to blame. #llamas http://t.co/ZOE02Jnart
Seriously the city of Phoenix appears to have no plan whatsoever for catching these llamas
Yes, we're watching the llamas on the loose in #Arizona! #llamachase @KRTV http://t.co/zjxe4GgjBR
This is why productivity in America dropped to zero today: http://t.co/QGUhQbMLyE #Llamas http://t.co/HSjw2bZhQf
YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET http://t.co/WWrBboOYVX
YOU CANNOT CATCH THESE LLAMAS, HUMANS -- every human watching
Situation is gettin' outta control... #llamas #llamadrama http://t.co/wiIv6xrTBR
Your 15 minutes are up, Left Shark. #LLAMAS
.@BMarshh54 wouldn’t have had any trouble with those tricksters. #LlamaChase http://t.co/3SONR2Htke
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.
Can you please do split screen so I can see BOTH #llamas?
THEY HAVE BEEN REUNITED #TEAMLLAMAS http://t.co/GlZhc6oz9p
The llamas are back together! No llama left behind
Best part of #LlamaChase is that @CNN is covering it like a car chase. "These llamas seem to be outsmarting all the humans!"
#llamasontheloose @CBSNLive: Arizona llamas flagrantly disregard rules of the road http://t.co/ErSIQefYRs http://t.co/isqiwry8DV
What is your endgame, llamas? WHEN WILL THIS BE OVER??
"Dude, where's my car?" http://t.co/pDmGePvgNh
But first llama take a selfie http://t.co/UEzwCrjvNy
Three dudes in a pick-up truck save Arizona from the alpaca-lypse - http://t.co/dOjKcPVzB8 http://t.co/uhzZpiTzoy
Nation stops to cheer on llamas on the run from police in Arizona http://t.co/fLHyHHt75L http://t.co/AweE6jB511
Thanks Ollama.
Llama Del Rey
Can't wait for all the llama-and-lasso-person couples Halloween costumes this October
Thelma & Louise, llama-style. http://t.co/BzocusLUwS
Llama life advice: http://t.co/Dw7J9mRevK h/t @mhess4 http://t.co/P1hKYgH0r5
I go and do actual work for 8 minutes and I miss #llamachase? Lesson learned, never log off Twitter. Ever
Live with the white llama in custody. http://t.co/birGRE6FFW
#Llamas on the loose in #Arizona? This just happened, and it appears they've been captured. http://t.co/UYpqI3esEb http://t.co/hTkdND7DVe
The #llamas have been captured. Reporting from Arizona, for CNN, this is Al Paca.
@julianbarnes Llama had no known connections to ISIS. Appears to have self-radicalized.
Where were you during #llamachase2k15?
#Llamas I don’t usually tweet during the day. Just trying to fit in.
♪ I will remember you, will you remember me? ♪ http://t.co/xupzQIIaBC
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With a camera crew in hot pursuit, a black llama and a white llama dashed past cops and cars in lusty pursuit of freedom.

Eventually, the black llama was caught, though the white one evaded capture for a while longer. Soon, men cheated piled into a truck with lassos and ended basically the best 20ish minutes of "news" ever. (For a full outline of their valiant run, check out AZCentral.com.)

Great Llama Chase of 2015 Inspires Media Hilarity


The furry fugitives have not yet broken their silence to humans, but they're probably telling their friends a really, really good story right about now.

Update: Word on the street is that our beloved llamas may actually be alpacas. Either way, they are national heroes, and we hope they are resting comfortably.

Where were YOU during llama/alpaca-gate? Which joke is your favorite? Llama at us (sorry, that was a little desperate) in the comments.








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