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Llama rescued from Pikes Peak

Sat., Oct. 3, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A lone llama wandering near the summit of Pikes Peak for a month has been captured and is heading to a new home.

Tracy Ducharme and Mike Shealy trekked up the 14,110-foot mountain Friday to find the little white beast of burden.

They took two llamas with them, hoping Homer’s herd instincts would lure him to them. The two split up and Ducharme spotted the llama, which bounded after her llama, Dancer. She then slipped a rope around his neck.

“I dubbed him ‘Homer’ because of his little odyssey,” she said, referring to the classic Greek epic poem by Homer.


 

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