Forget leaves on the line llamas on the line delay trains in

first_imgTrains being cautioned between Hildenborough & Sevenoaks due to sightings of llamas on the line.— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) May 8, 2017 Llamas on the line? Really? pic.twitter.com/FyUp4kmuvl— The Condriacs (@thecondriacs) May 8, 2017 Paul Martin: “Llamas on the line between Hildenborough and Sevenoaks ‘Stay calmer when you want to harm a llama, call the llama, farmer’.” Southeastern even got in on the joke, tweeting a mocked up picture with the caption “Llama Del Rey” next one of the animals in a blonde wig.Zoe Paramour tweeted: “Llamas on the line in between Sevenoaks and Hildenborough. Really.Ian Stone said: “At #Sevenoaks this morning the trains have been delayed because…wait for it…there are llamas on the line. Requiring a llama farmer, obvs.” Commuters are used to being delayed but an unusual excuse was made for late running rush hour service this morning – baby llamas on the track.The animals normally more at home in the Andes were spotted roaming about the tracks in Kent on around 8.39am.The llamas seen on the track between Hildenborough and Sevenoaks and a driver of the train announced the reason for the delay.Southeastern trains between the two stations were warned to avoid the camelids and slow down as they passed through.Operator Southeastern tweeted: “Trains being cautioned between Hildenborough & Sevenoaks due to sightings of llamas on the line.”But Twitter users have humorously taken to social media to share their best puns in response to the delays. My train is late because of 8 baby llamas loose on the track. Driver just said “yep, new one for me too” 😆 [ah, the joys of Kent]— cj smith (@cadenzasmith) May 8, 2017 Deborah Mason added: “That Reggie Perrin moment – ‘Llamas on the line at Sevenoaks’ #NotFakeNews made my morning.” Train delays. There are llamas on the line! #MondayMorning #traindelays #Hildenborough #SouthEastern— Jade Holland (@JadeLHolland) May 8, 2017 Domesticated llamas are widely used for their wool, meat and pack animals throughout South America and can get to upto 5.9ft (1.8m) when fully grown.They can weigh between 290 and 440 lb (130 and 200 kg) and at birth, a baby llama – called a cria – can weigh between 20 and 31lb (nine and 14 kg ).Llamas typically live for 15 to 25 years, with some surviving 30 years or more. Kelvin Pinnock tweeted: “Nothing to be a-llama-d about I hope…”Andrew McGill said: “I’m spitting mad about this.”David Rae added: “I think you’ll find they’re alpacas. Easy mistake.”Jim joked: “Llamas on the line. At least southeastern are original with their excuses. Could say they had a bit of di..llama this morning #southeastern.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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