Yak on the loose. Photo courtesy of Silverthorne Police Chief John Minor via Twitter.

Yak on the loose. Photo courtesy of Silverthorne Police Chief John Minor via Twitter.

One mountain town yak made a run for it last weekend in Colorado, leading police on a wild chase.

According to a report from CBS Denver, a yak was being loaded onto a livestock trailer when it escaped into a Silverthorne neighborhood on Saturday. 

This fugitive yak avoided police capture at first, wandering from yard to yard in a residential neighborhood. Officers eventually caught up with it. It's unclear exactly how long the yak had been on the loose. 

"We added a new task to our sergeants' job descriptions," Silverthorne Police Chief John Minor joked on Twitter.

A search of online public records shows the yak has no prior criminal record in the state of Colorado, joked the police.

The first yaks were brought to the United States in the late 19th century. Today, Colorado holds one of the highest populations of yaks in the country, with more than 75 breeders last counted by the International Yak Association.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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