First responders carried an alpaca to safety on a stretcher Monday after her driver lost control of his vehicle in the middle of a thunderstorm in Southwestern Florida.
The man’s pickup truck – pulling a trailer with four alpacas – hydroplaned into a guard rail on a bridge in Charlotte County, Fla., ABC News affiliate WZVN-TV reported.
“We found the four alpacas smushed together in their trailer,” Reannon Juergensen, a Charlotte County Animal Control officer who responded to the accident on Interstate 75, told ABC News. “Three were on top of a fourth alpaca.”
The three uninjured alpacas were safely moved to an animal-control trailer. “One by one, we put lead ropes on them and walked them to the animal-control trailer and took them to the veterinarian,” Juergensen said.
The fourth shorn alpaca wouldn’t move by herself.
“She didn’t want to use her back end and we were concerned she had injured her back, hind legs or pelvis since the others had fallen on her,” Juergensen said. “We weren’t 100 percent sure of her injuries.” READ MORE, click here…