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Old Nov 11, 2009, 5:35 PM   #1
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While we were vacationing in NC we stopped at a near by Llama ranch to check it out. The owner, Mr Miller was a super nice guy and showed us around.

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This young lady was quite a gal, quite friendly and liked to be petted (most don't) some place I have a shot of her nibbling on Linda's ear but, I can't find it.


Note the ceiling fan in the background.



They were all curious...



And some comical...






Some tried to ignore us...



But most couldn't.


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I love llamas! They spit at people... I like that in a person heheheheh

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I love llamas! They spit at people... I like that in a person heheheheh

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You would have loved my grandpa!
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You would have loved my grandpa!
I do already!
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Wow I love the fiber though the Alpaca is warmer for they are tubular while the Llama is barbed they are much softer that sheep though but I still work with it a as well and the spitting is actually a marker gene like they are saying if you can take this then you belong... Great shot I will have to look em up and see if they Market the fiber!
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Wow I love the fiber though the Alpaca is warmer for they are tubular while the Llama is barbed they are much softer that sheep though but I still work with it a as well and the spitting is actually a marker gene like they are saying if you can take this then you belong... Great shot I will have to look em up and see if they Market the fiber!

Yes, they do but, its rather expensive. From what Mr Miller told me, they don't make any money from the wool itself but, the finished material is another story!
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Wonderful series, what great shots of such a cool animal.

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Photos are excellent. I can't claim any great affection for the beasts. They definitely seem to go out of their way to spit on me every time I've been around them.... sort of like my students......hmmmmm......

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I've never had Paul's unfortunate experiences (not from a llama, anyway), so I've always found them to be thoroughly delightful creatures. I love their expressive eyes and mouths.
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Thanks Rodney and Paul.
I didn't know about the spitting habit before Gary mentioned it, and we didn't experience that behavior during our tour so I guess we were lucky.
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