By Olivia B. Waxman
February 26, 2015

Two llamas were briefly on the loose in a Sun City, Ariz. retirement community Thursday afternoon before they were lassoed by authorities—a story that has lent itself to countless headlines from “llama drama” to “llow speed chase” and “llamas on the lam.”

Livestreams showed men running to capture the animals as they galloped along sidewalks and green lawns for about an hour, Arizona’s ABC 15 reports. The black llama was captured first, while the white llama managed to keep sprinting until it was eventually lassoed and put in the back of a pickup truck. The names and owners of the llamas have yet to be released.

While the chase is over, the memes are still streaming in, including a fake Twitter account @SunCityLlamas, a music video, and a “Which Runaway Llama Are You?” online quiz. Here are some of our favorite memes and jokes that have emerged on Twitter:

All this Llama Drama on our timeline is TOO much !!! #teamLlama #FreeBlackLlama

— Blavity News (@Blavity) February 26, 2015

Instant classic#LlamaDrama #Teamllama

— Jordan M. Schultz (@MonroeSchultz) February 26, 2015

OK, so much yes right now. RT @steventurous: Thelma & Louise, llama-style.

— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) February 26, 2015

sorry i had to #llamas

— kelly cohen (@ByKellyCohen) February 26, 2015

CAN I LIVE?! - the white llama

— Jon-Michael Poff (@JMPoff) February 26, 2015

"Run, my little friends...!" #Llamas #TeamLlama

— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) February 26, 2015

LOL MT @WaterlooLibrary: If only the #LLAMASONTHELOOSE had a car like some #llamas we know.

— Scholastic (@Scholastic) February 26, 2015

ξ ・ェ・ ξ don't
ξ ~ ξ forget
ξ   ξ me
ξ   “~~~~〇
ξ       ξ
ξ ξ ξ~~~ξ ξ
 ξ_ξξ_ξ ξ_ξξ_ξ

— Cooper Fleishman (@_Cooper) February 26, 2015

Broken. #llamas #Teamllama

— Flama (@theFlama) February 26, 2015

And one alpaca joke:

The llamas were like

— Matt (@mcc_1130) February 26, 2015

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