Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pasture llamas in the early morning light

Llamas are guard animals and emit a warning call that is really hard to describe.  There's not really anything to compare it to....  Domino is checking out Skipper to make sure he's not a predator.
Apparently Spud doesn't care one way or the other.


We have taken the llamas backpacking into the wilderness but not this summer.  I doubt they mind.  They seem pretty happy to be pasture llamas.

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17 comments:

Pat said...

I love llamas! They are so important-looking..as if they're saying, "I'm on guard and I'm in charge."

Lisa Wilson said...

I just love llamas. I could watch them all day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I have always heard that llamas are great animals to own. You have some pretty ones.. Love the coloring of that one (Domino???)

Have a great weekend, Loran.
Hugs,
Betsy

J said...

Gorgeous photos, I love the warm light. And they are adorable too, I've always had a hankering for a llama, but sadly never been able to persuade my mother that our teeny suburban garden would be an ideal llama paddock. ;)

Luna said...

wow they are so cute, this series of pictures are excellent!Great post!
purrs, love and Happy Camera Critters
Luna

Carletta said...

When I taught I so loved reading 'Your Mama is a Llama' to the little ones at school.
Why wouldn't they love being pasture Llamas under that beautiful rural sky. :)
Nice shots!

Carletta’s Captures.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of llama photos.

Teena in Toronto said...

I've been llama trekking a few times ... it's fun!

I played too :)

Gaelyn said...

Llamas are very cool. Usually friendly, except for the spitting, hardy, sturdy and have great warm fur.

Janie said...

They're very noble-looking pasture ornaments. Skipper seems at ease with him. I guess he's not worried about being spit upon.

Denise said...

How wonderful that you have Llamas. They are lovely animals. I came across several on one of our Sunday rides quite a while ago now. A memorable experience and I fell in love with them. Our first two family dogs (when I was a little girl) were called Skipper, Skipper I and Skipper II :)

Manz said...

I love the golden colours you get in the morning light (and afternoon)! You utilised that to your favour :)

4th shot is a beauty - and I think I have to say that you saved the best for last!

Shelley Munro said...

Aw, they're cute. I didn't know they were good for security.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Llamas are such amazing animals... it's neat to watch them. They have such unique personalities about them. Great post!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

How fun to see your llamas and learn a bit more about them from your post today. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

nonizamboni said...

So many beautiful llamas! Is it true that the mothers 'hum' to their babies?
Thanks so much for the tour!

Gattina said...

I love llamas ! I just have seen one yesterday on a farmer's market feast ! It's very unusual for Belgium !