Father and son alpacas, Boogie and Woogie, blocked motorists and bystanders as they wriggled through the area, even plunging under a highway bridge.
Aliyah Walker and her brother just happened to be passing by when they saw the duo.
“I was surprised!” Aliyah said in a FaceTime interview. “It’s like the zoo came to me!”
She and her brother started recording.
In the video, you can hear their horror as the animals swoop down the street, past parked cars and houses. At one point, they put the window down to get a better view.
Their father, Darryl Walker, then posted the video on Nextdoor to go viral.
Hundreds of people flocked to Nextdoor, wondering if this dynamic animal duo had escaped from a nearby zoo. Others on Reddit are skeptical and distrust the reports of alpaca sightings.
The animals were eventually eaten by a host. The homeowner then alerted the California Highways Animal Control and Patrol, who were able to reunite the alpacas with their owner, Tobias Riday.
Riday says he’s grateful that during a time of division, and when there are so many stories of crime in Oakland, it’s always fun to see the community come together to do something so funny.
Tobias says he will never leave the backyard gate unlocked again. He said Boogie and Woogie were from an alpaca rescue and that Boogie was a single father.
Tobias hopes someone watching their story will move on and help connect Boogie with an alpaca-matched mate.
Watch the video above for alpacas in action and hear from their owners.
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https://abc13.com/alpacas-in-california-escaped-alpaca-sighting-oakland-ca-animals-on-the-loose/11454010/ Father and son alpacas go on a wild adventure through the neighborhoods of Oakland, California