Colorado: Llama rescued after month on Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A lone llama that has been wandering near the summit of Pikes Peak for about a month has been captured and is headed to the farm of one of two people who climbed the 14,110-foot mountain to rescue him.
A llama rescue group coordinated efforts to capture the small white llama before it fell prey to mountain lions, coyotes or the coming winter. The group says the llama might have escaped from a stock trailer on the plains below or from hikers who were using it as a pack animal.
Riders on a cog railway on the mountain first reported seeing the llama.
Tracy Ducharme and Mike Shealy, both of Black Forest, trekked up the mountain Friday with their llamas in tow to capture the lone llama.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com