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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Llama Shopping

A few years ago we had the occasion to go llama shopping, our first and last. John's daughter and her mother raise goats in this county and they wanted a llama to mind their goats. They are supposed to be very good at this job, fight the coyotes off and such. John's daughter looked up a couple of breeders not too far from here near Castroville, Texas. The two ladies at different places were willing to go into great detail of raising llamas and caring for them and what they could and couldn't do. We spent a good part of the day listening to them and asking questions and looking at different ones. It was fun to do once and something different. She ended up buying one. It did mind the goats and stayed right with them no matter where they went. When they came into the pens at night the llama (can't remember it's name) stood by the gate as the goats filed in and turned it's head from side to side as if counting the goats. She didn't have this llama long when it was bitten by a rattlesnake and didn't make it

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww. so sad. a few in our area keep them in with their cattle. i like these odd animals. :)

TARYTERRE said...

That is so sad. I LOVE llamas. Their eyes and faces are so expressive.

jack69 said...

Interesting but sad story. I have never heard of them managing and watching other animals. they do seem to be intelligent.
Thanks for the education...

Jean said...

How sad, if I lived on a farm i think i would want one.

S. J. Qualls said...

Too bad it died, it sounds like a worthwhile animal to keep. (It also sounds cute)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh what a sad ending to the story. Didn't see that coming. Amazing that a rattler could kill something so big!

Lucy said...

You gave me some interesting things I never knew. Didn't know much about llama's. They sound smart. and to bad she didn't kill the rattlesnake. I don't like snakes in any form.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what happened to Fernan?

Paula said...

No I don't know what happened to Fernan. He just seemed to disappear like so many do. Too bad.

Helen said...

It sure was a good watch dog. To bad it got bit.

DD said...

Good story, but sad. I did not know llamas were good at this job.

salemslot9 said...

sad
on the way to my John's
parents lake house
we saw llamas
last summer we stopped to see them
the people there are super nice
showed us around
they even have a llama & donkey
who are best friends
if/when we get a place w/some land
we want a llama, too