The Llamas

I went to the mailbox the other day and most of the herd was across the road, including the two babies.

The adults ignored me as did the little one but the older baby watched me the whole time I was there! The new baby is not thriving and we are worried Mom is producing enough milk for it. 😦 I even saw it trying to eat grass.

There isn’t much to be done. We are NOT gonna adopt a baby llama for nursing! The bunny was bad enough!

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  1. Annie R2P

     /  September 11, 2011

    Very cute. Hopefully the baby will have enough to eat. Do these llamas belong to someone? And they aren’t giving the baby supplements? They really need to be more responsible.

    My mother in law had some dairy goats and calves at her small place. Back when I first got married we’d be there a lot. I’d feed the day old calves with a bottle of goats milk. It never dawned on me they’d butcher and eat them. I’ve been a vegetarian ever since the one calf I took a special liking to was butchered and half in my freezer and half in my mother in laws.

    Point is, it is very easy to get a hungry baby animal to eat out of a bottle if they are motivated enough. This baby is way bigger than that bunny you rescued that didn’t know about eating and drinking milk. This llama knows. But it’s people need to pay attention.

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    • Charlie

       /  September 11, 2011

      We have no idea who the owner is! They are on the school section owned by the Land Board who leases it out. The leasee sometimes runs horses on this land but these animals are pretty much left to fend for themselves. One square mile (minus a quarry and road) in our climate is not enough to feed this herd.

      I agree with you but proving cruelty is hard in these cases. I have been tempted to buy an occasional bale of hay and toss it over the fence.

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