Serge the llama had an unforgettable night with his new best friends on the streets of Bordeaux, France. PHOTO: twitter.com/x_cappelaere
A llama busted out of his confines and went on a wild drunken night with five drunk French teens on the streets of Bordeaux. It’s unclear how much agency Serge the llama had in all of this, but we can say at least that the llama was more compliant than a zebra the drunk Frenchmen tried to liberate first. The five teens broke into a circus that had closed for the night, to look for another mammal to round out their group. The zebra wasn’t having it (for the details on why zebras are basically impossible to domesticate, I recommend Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, a natural follow-up to a story about inebriated youth stealing a llama), so the crew settled on Serge the llama, who was willing to be led around town by his leash.
The five men and a llama (coming soon to a theater near you) went for a train ride. This brought Serge the llama into contact with the law. Due to France’s oppressive “You Can’t Have A Llama On A Train” Laws (the subject of much debate in the last election), Serge’s leash was tied to a post while someone figured out what to do with him. The five humans in the group were all arrested.
However, it seems they will not be charged. The five llama fans became a cause célèbre, and a Facebook campaign supporting them sprung up. Public figures take note: drunkenly liberating a llama is a sure way to get the people on your side.