TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A Twin Falls County ranching family says both of its llamas have been shot in recent weeks on their property.

Jessica Robinson says the first animal was found dead on their ranch near Buhl around March 1 while the second was found last Friday, The Times-News reported.

Robinson says the family didn't call authorities when the first animal was shot, but they reported the second shooting. She says she assumes the same person shot both animals.

The family bought the two llamas three years ago to watch over sheep and scare away coyotes that roam onto the property. Both llamas were about 10 years old.

Twin Falls County sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Stewart says that because no information is available on a possible suspect, the case is not being actively investigated until a new lead or similar crimes surface.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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