- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

HIGHLAND, Md. (AP) - A special operations crew tasked with helping drivers escape floodwaters in Maryland also took on a more unique task: rescuing a llama.

News outlets report the llama’s owner reported the animal was trapped Sunday morning in a pasture that had flooded overnight. Howard County Department of Fire and Emergency Rescue services spokeswoman Denise Weist says the water “was deep enough that there was no way it was going to cross.”

So the rescue crew got to work, fastening a rope to the llama’s harness and walking it through the waist-high water.

Weist says the department prioritizes the most important rescue calls, but does rescue animals whenever possible.

She says a picture of the “pretty unusual” rescue has gotten attention on social media.

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