Loose llama causes brief partial closure of Highway 400 southbound lanes near King City

A man holds on to a llama found on the southbound lanes of Highway 400 Wednesday evening. Twitter / Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Provincial Police have reunited a white llama found wandering on Highway 400 near King City Wednesday evening with its owner.

Officers were called to the southbound lanes of Highway 400 somewhere between King Road and 16th Sideroad at around 8 p.m.

“Are you missing your [llama]? Please come get him/her and bring your trailer. It appears to be healthy and not hurt,” an update on the service’s Highway Safety Divison Twitter account said while also a plea for help.

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“If you have a horse trailer, we could use your assistance.”

In videos sent to Global News, the animal could be seen occasionally running along the shoulder of the passing lane and jetting out into the middle of the southbound lanes as vehicles came to a stop.

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However, in an update released just before 10:50 p.m., officers were able to reunite the llama with its owner after it somehow escaped from a nearby farm.

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