Saturday, May 2, 2015

Guard Llama

 Llama

Last week some sheep were out with their llama nibbling fresh green grass wherever they could find any. AH! Spring!!

 In the distance

Walking away

 I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

47 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

we have a guard llama close to us, he/she guards, minature ponies.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, awesome shots of the guard llama.. The first two photos are my favorite...Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful llama! Nice capture

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Gorgeous shots of the Llama. Have a lovely weekend.

Andy said...

He likes you Camera Girl. Looks like he is smiling at you.

Mark Burgess said...

A very noble-looking creature.

Shammickite said...

He looks like he could do with a visit to the llama beauty salon to get rid of all the winter fur!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

beautiful llamas!! still in their winter coats.
your first shot is so LOVABLE!! he's smiling too!!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

some one needs a haircut. but what a cutie. happy weekend to you!!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

yay for guard llamas! :)

MadSnapper said...

the first one is giving you a big "llama Laugh" .. so beautiful and i am happy you posted the close up of this beautiful animal...

Sandi said...

I want a guard llama!

DeniseinVA said...

He's a real beauty too. Great photos EG.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I just have to ask ... why a guard llama? I mean I know they will spit at you if you disturb them, but is there more I should know. I think it is really cool, especially if they can really take on a wolf or a coyote ... but this is all new to me. Great pictures by the way :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a handsome creature....love the coat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! That looks like one very laid- back llama EG :)

21 Wits said...

Oh my gosh, those are just the cutest photos!

Kathy said...

This is a very pretty llama in its coloring and markings. They're becoming quite popular here in Texas although I'm not really so sure that they have super guard duties but they are known to alert herds as to impending danger. In fact, something killed one of our neighbor's llamas and it was thought to have been a coyote, the one predator around here we think of as being a danger to small calves and pets. I guess that llama must have fallen asleep on his watch or maybe just wasn't on guard duty that night.

Maude Lynn said...

I want a guard llama!

Debbie said...

they seem so gentle and sweet, hardly a guard anything but they must have 2 sides!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful the work you put it EG, I am in love.

William Kendall said...

I know they have an innate loathing for canines, which is what makes them very good shepherds. They'll stand up to a wolf or a coyote, and they're a lot bigger. The predator or predators will decide it's a better idea to go look for an easier meal.

Judy said...

What a cute face! I wonder if they call that color llama an appaloosa. Probably not.

VP said...

An unusual animal, and some interesting facts I didn't know...

Sylvia K said...

I do love the llama, but never knew they were used as guards!! How great is that!! Love it when I start the day learning something new!! What a cute face he/she has indeed!! And I'm smiling from ear to ear!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my gosh, I love your first picture of him!! And he is pretty too, with the spots. Llamas guard sheep? Really? I had no idea! I guess if the sheep get out of line, they spit on them.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet face!

Unknown said...

A beautiful animal. They look too sweet to be guarding anything.

Darla said...

Great shots, didn't know llama's were used to guard sheep.

Darla

cieldequimper said...

That's unexpected!!

RedPat said...

They must be very territorial, EG!

Birdman said...

I wouldn't mess with this one. And aren't they spitters too?

Anonymous said...

Pretty spotted coat.

Hannah said...

The Llama seems to be taking its responsibilities seriously, I like the first photo with the big smile.

Lowell said...

Gotta watch these guys - they'll spit in your eye and take a bit out of your nose if they think you are not to their liking. :)

Rose said...

It looks like it is still hanging on to its winter coat.

Randy said...

Love that face.

A Colorful World said...

I've never seen one with freckles before! Cute.

GreenComotion said...

Hi TIna,
This Llama is very adorable.
If you don't mind me saying so, he/she looks like Buster from Arthur (the kids show on PBS).
I have never seen a Llama with beautiful designs like that. Very cool one!

I am so glad for you - your computer is back in working condition :)

Have a Beautiful Weekend!
Peace :)

Linda W. said...

Love that first photo! Such a cute expression!

Linda said...

Some people have guard llamas here in Virginia. I haven't seen one with spots like that though.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous llama!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a pretty creature. Here in Australia we don't see a lot of Llamas (in fact I don't think I have ever seen one). However, Alpacas are very popular and used as guard animals as well as for their wool.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the idea of having a guard llama. If I had a flock, I'd get one for sure!

;-)

Ela said...

What beautiful animals ! I love their faces ! Greetings

Indrani said...

I am yet to see a llama in real life! I wish to cuddle it. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice looking llama. I'm very glad to have a guard llama on my farm again.

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