Hundreds of people brought their animals to the Florida State Fair this year - however, one North Carolina man made sure his llamas were extra comfortable during their 11-hour trip.
According to a post made by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies got a pleasant surprise when they stopped the vehicle at the agriculture gate and saw two llamas in the backseat.
The post reads:
"These two Llama's showed up at the Agriculture Gate in the backseat of a Nissan. LITERALLY in the backseat. They traveled 11 hours from North Carolina to participate in the Florida State Fair festivities. You just never know what you will see on a shift. HCSO...add Llama’s to the goats!"
The goat comment at the end is in reference to a deputy rounding up a herd of stray goats earlier in the week. You can see that article here.
Of course, seeing the large animals traveling in such style was such a novelty that the sheriff's office posted a photo of it online - after all, how else would anyone believe their story:
Full grown llamas are not small creatures, they are known to weigh upwards of 450lbs and stand at nearly 6ft tall. Normally an animal of this size would be trailered in a livestock trailer.
While one may think that the car might smell of llama droppings, it is quite possible that these llamas have been potty trained - after all, according to Modern Farmer, llamas and their smaller counterparts, alpacas, take to training very well and can be taught a variety of different behaviors including sit, fetch, and color identification. Some people even let their llamas live IN the house!
Check out this video of a llama visiting residents in a nursing home:
The sheriff's office did not give any additional details of when these two llamas will be shown at the fair. To see the original Facebook post you can click here.