“This llama lost its Mama at Bobcat Ridge. Pls don’t approach- she is aggressive. Can you help us find the owner? 970-416-2147”

-Facebook Post FC Natural Areas

Along Bobcat Ridge natural area west of Fort Collings, Colorado, a Spotted Llama is on the loose. While the owners turned to social media to help in the return the animal, they will handle the cantankerous critter, if you tell them where she is.

“Please don’t approach – she is aggressive.”

A Ranger heard two tales of aggressive encounters from hikers and none of his tricky tactics have worked on the animal that has been running wild since late May.

“Llamas, which are well-socialized and trained to halter and lead after weaning, are very friendly and pleasant to be around. They are extremely curious and most will approach people easily. However, llamas that are bottle-fed or over-socialized and over-handled as youth will become extremely difficult to handle when mature, when they will begin to treat humans as they treat each other, which is characterized by bouts of spitting, kicking and neck wrestling.”

Nicknamed “Louise,” the llama is still on the loose. If spotted (and it is) please call 970-416-2147.

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