Last night (June 16th), all lanes of Highway 400 between Toronto and Barrie were closed due to an escaped llama.
UPDATE: SB 400 approaching King Rd only the HOV lane is getting through as crews attempt to get the llama off the road pic.twitter.com/NobBumNm74
— 680 NEWS Traffic (@680NEWStraffic) June 17, 2021
While the highway has since reopened, Ontario Provincial Police announced that a white llama was found walking alone along the highway near King City. Alongside the announcement, the OPP shared some photos of said llama wandering along the eight-lane highway.
“Are you missing your Lama?” the OPP Highway Safety Division wrote on Twitter. “Please come get him/her and bring your trailer. It appears to be healthy and not hurt.”
They later tweeted out a video of the llama reunited with their owned, writing, “Happy to report the lost Llama has been reunited with it’s family.”
Happy to report the lost Llama has been reunited with it's family.??? pic.twitter.com/LuMJZ44hEw
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) June 17, 2021
According to Global News, officers were called to the scene around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday when they found the llama wandering along a southbound lane of the 400 between King Road and 16th Sideroad.
Crews then blocked off all lanes of the highway, except for the HOV lane, as they attempted to catch the animal.
By 9:00 p.m. the llama had been removed from the highway, and just before 11:00 p.m., the OPP revealed that the llama had escaped from a nearby farm.