By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
There is a spotted llama, anxiously wandering around Mahoney Park and the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area northwest of Loveland. It is believed to have wandered off a nearby ranch then gotten lost in the open space where it is now spooking horses and alienating any hikers who attempt to approach it. The Loveland Reporter-Herald's Sam Lounsberry characterized the llama as a "bad tempered" but sanguine and mild mannered are rarely traits of an animal that has spent three months wandering the open plains, trying to find its way home.
If you or any of your private investigator colleagues manage to uncover any leads on who the llama's owner might be, contact 970-416-2147 so the park service can try to reunite them and then let us know so we can feature you in next month's post.
New York's Prospect Park, by contrast, responds quickly to displaced animal reports. When a baby cow --believed to have escaped the Fourth Ave. and 16th street slaughterhouse -- was running around it was captured within days by the New York Police who shot it with a tranquilizer gun. The bull will be taken to Skylands Animal Sanctuary in Wantage, NJ, an official said."
A live video showed the creature standing in a soccer field, looking confused — as at least six officials closed in on him and four helicopters hovered overhead according to The New York Post.'The poor thing, he don’t know what to do — and neither do the cops! We need a cowboy, said neighbor Yvonne Felix, 42."
If you want to continue following the adventures of this baby cow, fans have created a Prospect Park Cow Twitter account.
Not all those who wander are lost. The Japanese city of Nara is famous for it's Buddhist shrines and for its deer population. According to Washington Post reporter, Anna Fifield deer in Nara are recognized as the messenger of gods, so they walk everywhere at the Kasuga Grand shrine in Nara.
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