Llama rescued from flooded pasture in Howard County

A llama is rescued from flood waters in a pasture near the Patuxent River in Howard County, Maryland. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and Rescue)
A llama is rescued from flood waters in a pasture near the Patuxent River in Howard County, Maryland. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Howard County Fire and Rescue)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS) (Courtesy Howard County Fire and)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS) (Courtesy Howard County Fire and)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS) (Courtesy Howard County Fire and)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS) (Courtesy Howard County Fire and)
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A llama is rescued from flood waters in a pasture near the Patuxent River in Howard County, Maryland. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and Rescue)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)
Howard County Fire and EMS crews saved a llama caught in flooded field near the Patuxent River in Highland, Maryland, Sunday Dec. 16. The rescue came after a weekend of record-setting rain. (Courtesy Howard County Fire and EMS)

WASHINGTON — Fire and rescue crews completed a unique special operation Sunday, when a llama was discovered in distress from flood waters in a Howard County pasture.

A llama in a field near the Patuxent River in Mink Hallow in Highland, Maryland, was lead to safety by Howard County Fire and Rescue crews early Sunday morning, according to the department.

Crews assisted the owner by using a line to lead the animal to safety with a harness.

The rescue came after a long weekend of rain hit the area, prompting several rescues and record-breaking precipitation levels.


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