A circus llama has become an internet hero after a group of drunken French youths “liberated” the animal and took it on a nocturnal tram tour of Bordeaux, the country’s wine capital.
Photos of the exploits of Serge the llama have gone viral on the internet, with more than 600,000 people signing a Facebook petition calling for his travelling companions not to face charges.
Shortly before dawn on Thursday, the young men left a nightclub and stumbled past a Franco-Italian circus. “We went in and played with the animals. We ended up taking a llama with us,” one, called Matthieu, told BFM TV.
The animal placidly followed its new masters “like a dog on a leash” and seemed interested in taking a nearby tram. “He hopped on without problem, we followed suit and took a ride with him and other passengers,” said Mattieu. (Photo: YouTube)