Saturday, December 27, 2014

Llamas

 Brown llama with spots

Yesterday (Friday, Boxing Day in Canada) was a warm enough day for two llamas to be out in a farmer's field munching dried grass.  Both were curious about me but even more interested in the munchies. They seemed to be happy that Christmas and Boxing Day were brown this year instead of white.

Whitish llama

Llamas are herd animals and apparently it's cruel to have only one because they like each others company. I have seen many farms with only one llama and so far not one of them has complained to me. But these two did seem happy to be together in the same field.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

42 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I nice looking couple they are.

Jo said...

Oh I would hate to be alone all day too! Great post of two friends together. Hope you had a good Christmas. Greetings Jo

Margaret Adamson said...

I have never seen a spotted Llama like that before. Lovely creatures.

Revrunner said...

I can't remember ever seeing wool made from llamas, although I know there must be a local market for it.

Sandra said...

i like the markings on the first one, they are so pretty and I am glad they have each other. dogs and cats and almost all animals are happier with at least one of their own kind...just like people

Anvilcloud said...

It's so appropriate to see Llamas at Christmas ... as in, "Behold the Llama God."

Bob Bushell said...

I love Llamas, and you did them nicely.

eileeninmd said...

Hello EG, I hope you had a wonderful Boxing Day.. The llamas are cute critters. Great post and photos. Thank you in advance for linking up and sharing your post today.! I wish you and your family a happy New Year! Have a great weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

These llamas are adorably! Great shots EG. Happy New Year!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We had friends who had llama's for a while to protect their sheep from coyotes. The llama was very curious. The other critters would ignore us and she would always show up to check us out.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute. i've never seen spotted ones before. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Sometimes we see a single lama in with a flock of sheep up here. Maybe they enjoy the company while they guard the sheep!

William Kendall said...

Quite a good pair of llamas. I know they're good shepherds, primarily because they've got a bred loathing of canines, which would include predators like coyotes.

Linda W. said...

I love that spotted llama!

Cloudia said...

Happy Belated Boxing Day!

I like Spotty at top. His mum was frightened by a giraffe!




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John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Some llamas are introverts. :)

Chandra said...

Hi Tina,
Love the Llamas! The brown one has a lovely coat. I wonder if it acts as a camouflage.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Bethany Carson said...

Those are some interesting-looking llamas! I've seen a few at farms in our area.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful animals! I don't think I've seen a spotted llama before.

llandudnopictures said...

They make a lovely pair!

Karen S. said...

They are lovely! What a beautiful creature they are. Of course when ever I see Llamas now I always think of the children's book series, Llama, Llama red pajamas!

Country Wife said...

I didnt know that about llamas. Pretty pictures.

Sylvia K said...

I didn't know that about llamas either!! They are beautiful!! Have a great weekend -- hard to believe another new year is almost here!! The older I get the quicker time flies!!!

Taken For Granted said...

Excellent photos of these fine looking animals.

Halcyon said...

I have never seen a spotted llama. They are funny animals, I like them!

Hilary said...

There's something quite endearing about llamas.

Ginny said...

I did not know about the herd thing! What I do know is that a llama spit in the face of our DIL, nasty!

Lois Evensen said...

What beautiful critters! I just love their wool to make sweaters, too.

RedPat said...

We wouldn't like to be alone so I can totally understand them wanting some company, EG! Another warm day today!!

Terri Buster said...

That first one has a pretty speckled coat. They are interesting animals. Nice captures!

Lowell said...

Are they mama llamas? Look like they are having a good holiday. Hope you had one, too!

Giga said...

It's nice to animals and have nice pictures. Regards.

Jack said...

If I were dating llamas, I might ask the top llama out.

Randy said...

Too cute.

Linda said...

Sometimes farmers keep a llama with sheep. I wonder if they are friends? I hear that they protect the sheep.

diane b said...

I haven't seen Llamas that colour before. maybe they are young ones.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They really are the strangest looking creatures :) haven't seen a brown spotty one before EG, glad you caught a pair, not good to be alone at this time of the year!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Reminds me of this ditty from when I was little:

The one L lama, he's a priest
The two L llama, he's a beast
And I will bet my silk pyjama
There isn't any three L lllama.

-- O. Nash, to which a fire chief replied that occasionally
his department responded to something like a "three L lllama."

cieldequimper said...

Ooooh is that the promise of a nice warm woolly sweater? :-)

Judy said...

That first guy sure has a lot of spots!!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

theres a lama farm not far from here :)

Marie said...

Wonderful llamas!

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