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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 11/30/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-13-20

BLM Seeking Owners of Llamas Found on Public Lands


The Bureau of Land Management is caring for nine llamas that were found roaming on public lands east of Cedarville, and has announced a 90-day deadline for owners to reclaim them.

BLM Surprise Field Office Manager Tim Burke said the animals will be sold or placed with an organization specializing on care and feeding of llamas if they are not claimed.  They are being held at agency’s Litchfield Corrals east of Susanville.

The animals had been released without BLM authorization onto areas used for livestock grazing and by the Carter Reservoir herd of wild horses, the BLM said.  Officials don’t know how long the animals were roaming in the high desert, but said they were eating grasses and sagebrush and appear to be in good health.

BLM officials said the animals were removed from the area because federal regulations prohibit release of grazing animals onto public lands without authorization.  

Anyone claiming ownership should contact Steve Surian or Calvin Albright at the BLM office in Cedarville, (530) 279-6101, or email ssurian@blm.gov.




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