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Llama has dental surgery to get at root cause of past escape


September 22, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year?

He made his way out by following a strategically placed herd of llamas owned by Yellowstone Llamas, which rents out the pack animals to tourists. But he wasn't in the clear. On Tuesday, nearly 11 months after leaving the park, his new owner brought him to Fort Collins to take care of the cause of his escapades: A major toothache.

"He wanted to get out of a situation that was painful," said Susi Hülsmeyer-Sinay, Yellowstone Llamas owner, who renamed him Lewis. "When I r...

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