Police in New Hampshire this week were able to corral a llama who had escaped his farm in pursuit of a bear, then wandered onto a nearby golf course, the Conway Daily Sun reported.
Jackson, New Hampshire, police Chief Chris Perley told the Daily Sun that the llama is protective over a flock of ducks at a Moody Farm Road farm, and leapt its electric fence to chase off a wild bear he perceived as a threat to the ducks.
The llama, named Noir, left the farm and was later found at Eagle Mountain Golf Course about three miles away.
“All of a sudden, we started getting all these calls from golfers saying there was a llama in the middle of the course, and he didn’t have a tee time,” Perley told the Daily Sun. “One couple from Florida said the only things they’d seen on courses down there were crocodiles. This was their first llama, so it made their day.”
Perley and a fellow police officer rounded Noir up on the sixth fairway and, after walking the llama to the road and partway home, couldn’t get the animal to go any further, the newspaper reported. Police gave Noir a lift the rest of the way home in a flatbed trailer, the Daily Sun reported.
“Llamas are like donkeys, they’re not going to move unless they want to,” Perley told the Daily Sun. “Noir is a big boy, he’s got to be a good 300-plus pounds.”