Caesar is Portland’s most famous llama and when the so-called No Drama Llama needed to get across town, he took public transit, of course.
Caesar and his handler Larry McCool had to get to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to attend Wizard Con. The easiest way for llamas to travel apparently is via the light-rail train known as the Max.
Yes, there was a llama on the train.
Spokesman Tim Becker with TriMet, the operators of the Max, said in a statement to the Oregonian newspaper that even with proper fare, llamas are not permitted to ride the transit.
“While we appreciate that Caeser is promoted as ‘The No Drama Llama,’ and that he apparently was well-behaved during his ride, TriMet policy only allows service animals on TriMet vehicles.”
Which one is “more Portland” to you?
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) February 27, 2019
The Oregon Department of Energy praised Caesar for being environmentally-friendly.
— OR Dept. of Energy (@ODOEnergy) February 26, 2019
The day after the ride, Caesar returned to the “scene of the crime.”
Dear @trimet and @Oregonian We learned our lesson and stayed on the platform today. Had a lovely couple hours on a GoodWill Tour at the ‘scene of the crime’ so to speak, interacting with your commuters and saw many, many smiles and waves from riders and security alike. pic.twitter.com/XXcNfdGDNX
— Caesar The No Drama Llama (@CaesarTheLlama) February 27, 2019