Llamas escape from mobile petting zoo before running amok in Sun City

The GenCare Lifestyle at Sun City The Carillons was home to all of Thursday's llama drama.

First, the llamas walked the halls of The Carillons in Sun City, spreading good cheer.
Fun fact: they're potty-trained and never have accidents.

But wait, why llamas?

"Why a llama? Come to find out one of our residents raised llamas and actually showed llamas, and him and I were talking," said Tina Ortega, with The Carillons.

That resident was Richard Falkenberg. He wears a llama pin on his cap.

Falkenberg got in touch with a close friend who has llamas; he brought them over on Thursday.

"They are like big puppy dogs, large puppy dogs," said Falkenberg. "The people, they could touch them and pet them, we let them walk up and down the corridors."

Once they were outside, the llamas got spooked somehow, and ran around Sun City for quite awhile.

Falkenberg says in all his years around llamas, he's never seen that happen before.

"They are so docile, they wouldn't do anything. It was strictly an odd event," said Falkenberg.

It was an odd event with a happy ending. After their run through Sun City, the llamas were sent to chill out up north in Chino Valley.

Falkenberg says he'd be happy to have them come back for a visit.

"It wasn't until they got spooked that they ran away. They won't do a thing. They don't mind the people," said Falkenberg.

And the people didn't mind them either!

Everybody FOX 10's Steve Krafft spoke to at The Carillons had fond memories of the llamas.

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