July 15, 2010 / 5:25 PM / 9 years ago

Eager male llama chases female onto highway

BERLIN (Reuters) - A male llama chased his prospective mate onto a busy German motorway forcing police to rescue her, authorities said Wednesday.

Thomas Reuter, spokesman for police in the town of Gifhorn, said the male llama had caused the female, called Luisa, to panic and flee their pasture by jumping over a fence onto the highway.

“She was trying to save her skin from the lovesick male llama,” Reuter said. “She was in a state of panic.”

Three police squad cars responded to calls for help from startled motorists. Officers were able to coax Luisa into a nearby forest, where they caught her with a lasso.

Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; editing by Matthew Jones

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