Driving around last week I was keeping my eye out for critters and barns and fences and such for photos. We don't have many flocks of sheep, so when I spotted this one I stopped. Then I noticed somethling extra!
Can you see it?
Yes, it was a Llama, guarding the sheep.
The sheep just grazed on,
But the Llama stayed with them. I wonder how well Llama sheep guards work?
Raining and dull here, but I'm managing a few pictures for later.
I've seen quite a few lamas around here. There are even some lama farms. I assume they have them for the wool or just an unusual animal on the farm. - MargyReplyDelete
The wool on the llama looks so think! He is alert too. What sound do they make?ReplyDelete
Supposedly llamas are very effective in keeping coyotes away from sheep -- supposedly.ReplyDelete
Your weather is the same as ours, we might be a little warmer, raining, cold wind, grey skies, and it surely doesn't feel like the 15.7 Celsius the gauge tells me. I do like the llama on sheep watch.ReplyDelete
That was a real find, the llama in with the sheep. Listening to the rain pelt the roof outside, falling ever more heavily. Glad I'm in for the rest of the day. :-)ReplyDelete
That is so cool.ReplyDelete
Not raining but dull here in the desert.
this is new to me!!ReplyDelete
I didn't know that llamas protected sheep. Interesting.ReplyDelete
I was surprised to learn of how llamas can protect sheep. I see a number of llama and alpaca herds around my home county (Saratoga County, NY), but I never thought of them as guards. I think some are used as pack animals for hiking in the Adirondacks. They are certainly sheared for their wool.ReplyDelete
I didn't know that llamas could protect sheep. I just thought they were another cute fluffy animal.ReplyDelete
Hello, love the sheep and the llama. The are great guardians. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!ReplyDelete
I have heard that they are very protective over their flock:)ReplyDelete
We have sheep down the road. Lots of llamas. I love them!ReplyDelete
I've heard they really dislike canines, so they make for good guards for sheep and cattle in coyote country.ReplyDelete
I was at school with a girl from Peru. She said llamas spit and kick. So maybe that's what they do if the sheep are threatened? Although I'm guessing that that the kicking would be considerably more useful if a coyote/wolf/sheep rustler attacked.ReplyDelete
Lovely animals to see. I had the opportunity to watch alpacka and llama agility a few weeks ago.ReplyDelete
I love sheep and the llama is a bonus.ReplyDelete