A much-loved llama that went on the lam earlier this month has died.
The Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association said a search party found Otis — often called Waldo — dead on their property Sunday morning and that he died of natural causes as there were no signs of injuries or attacks from predators.
“Waldo was loved by many and was unique and [a] welcome presence at the MP range during his time with us. He will be greatly missed,” reads a post by the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association.
Otis, who went missing in mid-May, had become the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association’s official mascot since 2015 after he wandered onto their property and was found by staff members.
“It was truly heartwarming to see how many people’s lives he had touched over the years,” the organization added.
Otis disappeared once before, during a snowstorm, but was found on the Malahat a week later.
“It was a rare day when you didn’t see him there for you know, 10 hours at a time, just checking up on people,” Bancroft told CHEK News earlier this month.