A pair of escaped llamas took police on a wild chase through Sun City, Ariz., this afternoon.
The unruly pair, which were eventually rounded up by police-cum-llama chasers and members of the public using pickup trucks and lassooes, temporarily stopped traffic on a busy interstate.
There's nothing like a good old #llama chase to take all of the world's cares away for a brief moment.— Ben Blackerby (@TheBlackerby) February 26, 2015
The llamas appeared to be on the verge of capture multiple times before being caught, but used last-second evasive manoeuvres to dodge their pursuers.
The low-speed chase captivated audiences on social media, with #Llamawatch and other variants quickly becoming trending hashtags in North America.
Several major American television networks carried the pursuit, which lasted a little over a half hour, live from helicopter cameras.
The llamas appeared to be unhurt.