Appeal to trace owner of lonely llama found 'running around' field

The Scottish SPCA said the llama is likely 'stressed out' by being alone.

Appeal to trace owner of lonely llama found ‘running around’ field in Aberdeenshire Scottish SPCA

An appeal has been launched to trace the owner of a llama which was found “running around” in a field at the back of a property in Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish SPCA were called after the llama was seen to be running around a 20-acre field at the back of a property near New Pitsligo.

The animals, which are native to South America, usually live in herds, and experts have warned the escaped creature may be “stressed out” by being alone.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Debbie Gibson, said: “We went out to investigate and found the llama but they were very nervous and difficult to catch.

“We have been in touch with the locals in the area to try and identify the owner but we have had no luck so far.

“We have been back out today and the llama is still in the field. Llamas are herd animals so they will likely be quite stressed out by being in the field alone.

“We would like to try and find their owner in the hope they can assist us with catching them.

“If anyone recognises this llama, they should call our confidential helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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