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Dead llama mystifies Oakland officials
AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 27, 9:54 PM ET

Posted on 09/28/2006 3:05:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro

Dead llama mystifies Oakland officials

Wed Sep 27, 9:54 PM ET

OAKLAND, Calif. - A dead llama found in the streets has left city officials wondering how the South American animal ended up abandoned in an urban area.

At first, East Oakland residents assumed the 400-pound animal with black and white spots was a horse and called the city's animal control department to report the find.

"At first it looked like a horse — all we saw was a head sticking out from a tarp," said Andrew Gordon, with Oakland's Animal Control Field Services. "But I looked at it closely, and I said, 'Look at the ears — that's a llama.' "

The llama's legs were tied up and it was covered with a tarp, but it appears to have died of old age, Gordon said.

Residents of the Oakland hills sometimes keep llamas, who are members of the camel family, as pets.

"I can't think of any reason someone would just dump it," he said. "People who have animals that good usually have money."

But Gordon said he probably wouldn't spend much time solving the mystery of the llama.

The animal doesn't seem to have suffered abuse, and since it wasn't branded he does not know where to start looking for the owners.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Test Topic, Ignore It; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: comosellama; deadllama; llamawhamadingdong
There's no There there.

But there be llamas.

1 posted on 09/28/2006 3:05:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro
"I can't think of any reason someone would just dump it,"

I imagine getting them to flush like a goldfish would present a few problems

2 posted on 09/28/2006 3:18:56 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (The greener grass on the other side of the fence is artificial turf)
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"I can't think of any reason someone would just dump it," he said.

It's never a good idea to keep a dead llama around the house.

3 posted on 09/28/2006 3:21:01 PM PDT by Pelham (McGuestWorkerProgram- Soon to serve over 1 billion immigrants)
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To: martin_fierro
"I can't think of any reason someone would just dump it," he said

Contact the people who blow up dead whales.

4 posted on 09/28/2006 3:23:41 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: martin_fierro

I read it too fast before I clicked on it. At first I thought the headline was Dali Lama Mystifies Oakland Officials.


5 posted on 09/28/2006 3:25:51 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Dialup Llama

Ping


6 posted on 09/28/2006 3:26:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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7 posted on 09/28/2006 3:28:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: martin_fierro

A llama once bit my sister.


8 posted on 09/28/2006 3:30:34 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: Redcloak

Llamas are larger than frogs.


9 posted on 09/28/2006 3:30:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: martin_fierro

Pining for the Pampas?


10 posted on 09/28/2006 3:42:39 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Chicks dig me.)
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To: dfwgator
For the uninitiated: "The Llama" on Youtube.
11 posted on 09/28/2006 4:01:02 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (You can do that, and be a whack-job pedophile on meth.)
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To: martin_fierro

In another Oakland related story...

A CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND RADIOLOGICAL SURVEY TEAM was dispatched to the Oakland Raiders training facility to investigate a suspicious powder discovered during Thursday afternoon's football practice.

The alert was called off when the "mysterious white substance" was identified as the goal line.


12 posted on 09/28/2006 4:02:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ..
And when they found it, they sang...


13 posted on 09/28/2006 4:06:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Burglar drops dresser, shot in chest, fills drawers." --Titan Magroyne)
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OAKLAND, Calif. - A dead llama found in the streets has left city officials wondering how the South American animal ended up abandoned in an urban area

Guest Worker Amnesty? :-P

14 posted on 09/28/2006 4:10:27 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: martin_fierro

Dang. He was supposed to start for the Raiders on Sunday.


15 posted on 09/28/2006 4:11:35 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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Just doing the work American Camels won't do....

Wait.... there are no North American Camels! At least not any more.

(I hear they were dee-lishious!)

16 posted on 09/28/2006 4:22:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites)
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Just doing the work American Camels won't do....

Wait.... there are no North American Camels! At least not any more.

Might have to bring in Arab Camels............

:-P

17 posted on 09/28/2006 4:27:30 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
They tried that in Texas.

The Comanche ate them.

18 posted on 09/28/2006 4:28:45 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

But they blamed it on the Frontier's Men...


19 posted on 09/28/2006 4:31:03 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
They probably ate them too come to think of it. :)

There are rumors that some offspring's of the "Great American Calvary Camel Experiment" still live out in the wild areas of Texas.

20 posted on 09/28/2006 4:48:03 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites)
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To: dfwgator

too hard to flush down the toilet...


21 posted on 09/29/2006 9:59:31 AM PDT by Redcitizen (When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk. -Tuco)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I'm afraid to ask....

;)


22 posted on 09/29/2006 12:03:36 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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