Officers safely impounded a loose llama in Jurupa Valley this morning.
The llama was spotted on Mission Boulevard, near Feldspar Street, and a concerned passerby contacted Riverside County Animal Services. Officers Christopher Peck and Tiffany Fuller arrived shortly before 9 a.m.
They were able to confine the llama to a property as they awaited a trailer. Lt. James Huffman arrived with a horse trailer a few minutes later and they were able to load the llama and transport it to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter.
Both officers Peck and Huffman suffered from an infamous spitting session from the llama, however.“Officer Fuller didn’t get struck,” Lt. Huffman said. “She was smart enough to stay back.”
The llama will be cared for at the shelter’s livestock area until its owner shows up to redeem their pet.