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2 llamas stop traffic, evade authorities in Phoenix-area retirement community; 1 lassoed

  • In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, men lasso one of two quick-footed llamas after they dashed in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, men lasso one of two quick-footed llamas after they dashed in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, a man approaches two quick-footed llamas with a lasso as they dash in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, a man approaches two quick-footed llamas with a lasso as they dash in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, a Maricopa County Sheriff's vehicle tries to herd two quick-footed llamas as they dash in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, a Maricopa County Sheriff's vehicle tries to herd two quick-footed llamas as they dash in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.  (The Associated Press)

Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in retirement community near Phoenix.

Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and golf carts stopped in their tracks because of the wayward livestock.

The animals galloped along the sidewalk, through manicured yards and along street medians.

The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up. The smaller, black llama was eventually lassoed.

It was unknown if the llamas were anyone's pets.