Denison firefighters rescue llama from muddy sinkhole

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 10:51 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 8:39 AM CDT
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Staying cool in the summer heat didn’t turn out as planned for one Denison llama.

Thursday morning was off to a rough start for llama owner Deshaun Ringwood.

“I went out back, I counted up all my llamas and saw that I was missing one.”

Deshaun Ringwood has 5 horses and 9 llamas.

“So normally they go down by the pond, so I went down by the pond and saw her stuck in the mud,” Ringwood said.

So he called the firefighters.

“When we arrived to the scene, we met the homeowner. He brought us out on the pasture where there was a pond that had partially dried up and there was some really deep mud, and there was a llama buried up to the edge to its belly and couldn’t get out,” Denison firefighter Leven Paddock described said.

Her name is Peggy and she’s a llama mama, whose offspring came to her side.

“He hung around all day until she got out,” Ringwood said.

Peggy may have been stuck since Wednesday night, according to Ringwood.

Since the rescue Peggy has been slowly recovering, but at a distance from her favorite pond.

“She’s trying to still get up but she’s still not at 100 % energy right now because it’s still hot. So, once it cools down, she’ll be up at nighttime.”

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