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Hubbard County Sgt. Cory Aukes uses his squad vehicle to gently move a group of escaped llamas down the road to their farmstead. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Llamas on the loose east of Park Rapids

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PARK RAPIDS - To the ever-growing list of duties the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department is responsible for, add "llama wranglers."

That was the call Sgt. Cory Aukes got Monday morning. Another deputy handled a similar call last month. Aukes took his assignment in good humor.


Ken Kalish houses 27 llamas, rescued from farms and other unwanted domiciles, just east of Park Rapids on 189th Avenue. It's called Carma Llama Rescue.

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