Three llamas escape from Barnhill quarry and take off along along the busy A82

Three llamas escaped from their enclosure and went for a walk along a busy road in Dumbarton.

Kevin McVey owns three llamas – Delilah, Rosa and Noah, the baby of the bunch.

They stay in the grounds of a converted quarry and will soon be used for trekking and an attraction at holiday lodges he is building on the land but they have already become a bit of a star attraction.

While Kevin was having work done on the fencing on Saturday, the lively llamas escaped and decided to go for a walk – across the incredibly busy A82.

Kevin told STV news: “They’ve either jumped over the 6ft fence or they’ve walked up from the bottom end of the quarry. Five minutes away is the busiest road, the A82, so that was my biggest fear.”

Luckily, they timed it right and crossed just as the pelican crossing stopped traffic. They wandered down busy streets and were soon snapped by passersby who couldn’t quite believe their eyes.

A neighbour got in touch with Kevin to tell him about the escapees and he soon had 100 locals and the police attempting to catch the drama llamas!

One Tweet of pictures of the llamas has had over 11000 likes, with thousands more on Facebook.

Kevin thanked everyone who helped him return them to the quarry and said he has now been christened the Llama King of Dumbarton.

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