Police in Nanaimo were able to solve a missing persons case this week by putting their animal-wrangling skills to the test.
On Tuesday night, at around 2 am, Chewy the alpaca decided to jump the fence of a South Wellington property to go exploring. Police responded quickly and found Chewy on Highway 1 “checking out the lights and sounds and seeming to enjoy himself.”
While it may have been fun for him, police were concerned for Chewy’s safety and well-being.
Officers used their vehicles to gently guide the alpaca home and around 3 am he was reunited with his worried owner.
The owner figures something must have started Chewy, prompting him to jump the fence and go for a walk.
“All in all, with a little creativity, the incident was successfully dealt with and the officers now have a good story to share with their work mates,” said Const. Gary O’Brien with Nanaimo RCMP.