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Search for owner of lost llama allows netizens to make puns

07:51 PM August 17, 2017

Police had to handle a lost-and-found situation that was only slightly different from the usual.

On Aug. 10, police in Granby, Connecticut, they spotted a roaming llama who appeared to have been separated from her owner.

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Image: Granby CT Police

Knowing that social media was effective in getting the word out, they took to Twitter to announce the estranged animal.

Twitter users responded to the call—albeit unhelpfully.

There were a bunch of puns:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

There was a case of mistaken identity:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

Bette Midler as one of the witches in “Hocus Pocus” does bear an uncanny resemblance.

A sighting was reported:

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Someone claimed to know the llama, while others were skeptical:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

And one preferred to forego a reunion:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

If the police were looking for sympathy, they just needed to look to their Dutch counterparts who have had to deal with other lost domesticated animals:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

But as always, all good things come to an end. The llama was recovered a few hours later:

However, netizens still weren’t quite over it, and bad puns still kept coming, this time regarding the llama’s name:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

Some asked hard-hitting questions, like pictures or the reunion didn’t happen:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@granbyctpolice

Hopefully the police won’t have any more prob-llamas.  /ra

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