05/28/2015 07:51 EDT | Updated 05/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Llama on the run gets new home after adventurous escape from B.C. auction

ARMSTRONG, B.C. - A llama that went on the lam before it could be auctioned off has a new home after his antics stopped traffic on a highway in Armstrong, B.C.

Bert, as he came to be known, escaped from a truck before he could be delivered to Valley Auctions.

He ran across Highway 97 as police tried to corral him and then strolled into a sawmill before lazing away in a backyard.

Auctioneer Don Raffan eventually got Bert back and put out the word that money from the highest bidder for the llama would be donated to B.C. Children's Hospital.

Traci Evans says she was driving along when she saw police pursuing a "crazy" llama and decided to offer $250 for him.

Evans says she doesn't know a thing about llamas but has met "standoffish" Bert, who she says will be living in an unoccupied pig pen and getting lots of love on her three-acre farm. (The Canadian Press, CKIZ)