By CBS13 Staff

SONORA (CBS13) — Law enforcement officers are unsure if it’s an alpaca or llama, but they do know it was on the run in Tuolumne County.

This alpaca (or was it a llama?) led officers on a chase this morning. (Credit: CHP Sonora)

On Monday, officers from California Highway Patrol’s Sonora division had to try and chase down a creature that decided to go on a run down Highway 49.

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Officers say a neighbor who had some experience with these kinds of animals was able to get it to go into a fenced area off the highway to prevent it from getting hit by a car.

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Exactly where it escaped from is not clear, but authorities are now trying to find its owner.

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Anyone who recognizes the animal is urged to call Tuolumne County Animal Control at (209) 694-2730.