Why did the llama cross the M25? Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below

Why did the llama cross the M25 Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below
Stray llama was spotted crossing a bridge above the motorway near the junction with the M3 in Surrey

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21:49 GMT, 20 December 2012

According to the age-old joke, the chicken crossed the road in order to get to the other side.

So does that explain why this llama was spotted strolling across a motorway bridge in Surrey

Drivers travelling along the M25 were stunned to see the creature making its way across the bridge near the junction with the M3.

Llama crossing: The creature was spotted casually crossing a bridge spanning the M25 motorway as lorries thundered past below

Llama crossing: The creature was spotted casually crossing a bridge spanning the M25 motorway as lorries thundered past below

Out for a stroll: Perhaps the llama was on a day trip from Surrey's Chessington Zoo

Out for a stroll: Perhaps the llama was on a day trip from Surrey's Chessington Zoo

A photographer managed to snap the llama as it lumbered along the bridge over traffic speeding along the M25 below.

More typically found in the Andes mountains or the grasslands of South America, the sight of a llama crossing a motorway bridge in the south of England was a comical one.

Beast on a bridge: Llamas are more commonly found in South America than strolling across motorway bridges in Surrey

Beast on a bridge: Llamas are more commonly found in South America than strolling across motorway bridges in Surrey

Bizarre: Drivers making their way along the motorway must have had a surprise when they spotted the llama lumbering past along the bridge

Bizarre: Drivers making their way along the motorway must have had a surprise when they spotted the llama lumbering past along the bridge