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Montana woman rescues wandering llama from Yellowstone park

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Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas shared this photo of one of their llamas, named Chalula. She is not listed as the llama who went rogue. Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas shared this photo of one of their llamas, named Chalula. She is not listed as the llama who went rogue.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A llama that escaped into southern Yellowstone National Park from a guided hike in August was rescued by a Montana outfitter last weekend, just days before most of the park was to close for winter preparation.

Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas owner Kirstin Baty of Idaho Falls, Idaho, says Ike ran off after guides loosened his halter because it irritated the spot of a previously abscessed tooth.

They tried to capture him and eventually decided to wait for the weather to push him out of the backcountry.

In the meantime, park visitors reported seeing some strange wildlife.

Susi Huelsmeyer-Sinay of Yellowstone Llamas in Bozeman, Montana, heard about Ike and feared he wouldn't survive the winter. She and three other llamas were able to lure him into a trailer on Sunday.

Beau Baty says Ike's rescuer is going to keep him.

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