Llama on the loose on Colorado’s Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A llama is loose near the summit of Pike’s Peak, and a rescue group says it’s probably a domesticated escapee that may not survive in the wild.
The llama was first reported about a month ago and has been ranging between the 13,000-foot level and the 14,110-foot summit. It has ventured to within 30 feet of a cog railway that runs to the top.
Southwest Llama Rescue is coordinating efforts to capture the llama before it falls prey to mountain lions, coyotes or the coming winter.
L’illette Vasquez, Colorado coordinator for the group, says llamas are domesticated livestock and don’t have the instincts to survive in the wild.
Neither Vasquez nor Pike National Forest officials know how it got there. They say no one has reported a missing llama.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com