Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Visiting Llama - Follow-up

If you remember, I promised a follow-up to the latest interloper story. The traveling llama spent a few days in our neighbor's pasture, terrorizing the mules and horses.
Behind a large growth of Snow-On-The-Prairie



Cute little thing.



Last time I showed you the neighboring mules' reactions. This time I'll show you our horses.
Gem

Zim racing around his night paddock with the help of Baron and BB

To paraphrase: "Holy crap! What is that thing?!"

"If I close my eyes, would you make it go away?!"
"Dang! Still there!"

On alert.


Gem, showing off her Arabian spirit.

After finding no "lost llama" ads in the papers, our neighbor was going to place a "found" ad. But before she had the chance, Mystery Traveler moved on to other pastures. 

We saw it again a couple of weeks later - about 3/4 of a mile away on the next county road over - it had to go through at least 4 other owners' properties to get there. I've not seen it recently, so I'm guessing it has moved on, yet again.
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135 comments:

Janey and Co. said...

Hopefully there is plenty of food out there for the mystery traveler. It is beautiful...although I feel sure that your horses don't think so!

troutbirder said...

Strange! A couple of years ago, my Baron was romping thru the tall grass and briefly mistaken by a young couple (because of his tall ears) for a.....llama.

Lynne said...

Poor thing . . . he/she is saying, "where is my home?" Peru?

eileeninmd said...

I just loved these photos, Your Gem and Zim are gorgeous. The Llama must like being free to roam. I hope it stays safe wherever it goes. Wonderful photos, have a happy weekend!

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Teresa....... pictures of the horses are rally good.

Wish you a lovely weekend.

greetings, Joop

waldlaeufer68 said...

strange animal in the home turf always brings trouble, your horses are really nervous ...
greetings Frank

MarmePurl said...

I love Gem.

Maybe Mr. llama is heading my way..

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I hope someone claims it soon- before it gets injured. Your horse's reactions are so funny. Have a good weekend Theresa!

Dianna said...

Great pics of the llama, but the ones of your horses are fantastic! I'm sorry the llama upset the other animals, but you have to wonder who he belongs to....hope he makes it home soon.

Cheryl said...

Zim seems to have had the right idea immediately but it looked like Gem wasn't sure what to do. Your photos of her are hysterical.

Buttons said...

Oh Dear a rogue Llama Gem and Zim probably never seen anything like it and I am sure they will not forget it. AWESOME pics Tex you are very funny you know. B

Tiago Braga said...

you cant imagine how hard i wish to live like this, amazing! you are blessed!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This story made me smile - fun photos! Wild llama in Texas, who knew? Seriously though, I hope he's okay and makes it home somehow.

DJan said...

He is a strange looking creature, your horses knew immediately that it doesn't belong here. I also hope the llama made its way back to wherever it belongs. He's a fine looking fellow in need of some TLC. :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning....beautiful Llama though, sure hope it finds it`s way home....love the horses reaction, great post.....Blessings Francine.

Gone Country said...

Such a beautiful animal (even though the horses don't think so, ha)! I hope he finds a good home if the owners don't show up. I'd love to have a llama or alpaca one day to spin my own yarn.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What a gorgeous llama! So nice of him to drop by and say hello. Yes??

Beth said...

I love all of these shots, especially the llama.

Dan Huber said...

We had a Llama of the dali variety up here last month, yours is cute. Your horses are very nice.

Giga said...

Bardzo lubię Twojego białego piegowatego konia, jest uroczy. Chciałbym lamy zobaczyć na wolności, a nie tylko w zoo. Pozdrawiam.
I like your white freckled horse is cute. I'd like to see in the wild llama, just like you, and not just in the zoo. Yours.

Patrice said...

I want a llama!We were supposed to get one with the flock of sheep we purchased, but the owner changed his mind last minute. Dang!Catch him for me and Wendell and I will come get him. :) Kidding! I could see me trying to explain that one to hubby.

joanne said...

what a wonderful collection of pix....Apparently the llama can survive 'off the land'...probably visits all the farms and ranches around....pretty damn cool post - thanx

Jacquelineand.... said...

Your photos were great, and your horses are real beauties, but it was your dialogue that made me chuckle. Thank you for a great morning smile!

Hanne Bente said...

Sweet llama and beautiful horses.
Hanne Bente

Molly The Wally said...

Oh what a llama drama. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

i to am hoping it finds enough food. it must belong to someone. i love that painted face and the Alert photo made me LOL... he/she is strange but cute.... you have the right spot for never a dull moment.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Did he escape from some lama farm?
Your horses are lovely...Gem is a beautiful lady...

Fireblossom said...

Forget everything...I want to be a llama!

S. J. Qualls said...

I think the llama is cute.
Gem seems more disturbed by the interloper.

holdingmoments said...

Great post Theresa. Love the look your horses were giving it.

Paula said...

Pretty llama for sure. We went llama shopping one time and bought one for John's daughter to mind her goats. After a while it was rattlesnake bitten and died.

Rose said...

He is a regular traveling man! Oh, wouldn't you love to know his story?

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Love the horse photos. Beautiful
Hope the Llama finds a home before some trucker runs over her.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Well Tex..this is truly a strange story of the traveling Llama. ! You are in Texas! maybe its on a walkabout and come down from the mountains.!):
I would think the horses wouldn't know what this strange animal was.. Llamas are agressive too.
So its moved on now.
love your horses.
happy weekend.

nic.b van es said...

zo maak je nog eens wat mee,maar je hebt hele mooie paarden.

Fjällripan said...

Oh he is really cute!! And your horses are real beautys!! Great series :)

Filip and Kristel said...

It must be strange to see such a lama on your property. I am surprised that the horses are nerveus of this Lama, they are a lot bigger and stronger.

Greetings,
Filip

Sylvia K said...

What a fun series!! Love the looks on all of their faces -- just asks to be put into words! What a hoot!

Kathy said...

Llama on the loose! Our neighbor has been looking for a new one to replace the one that died or was killed a few months back to offer companionship to Linda, the survivor of the pair. Wish this one would wander down our way.

Red said...

So this guy is quite the rebel! He just sneers at everybody. Horses have a distinctive way of showing alarm.
Did anybody try to catch the llama? It may have some identification on it?

parker said...

You get the strangest visitors around your ranch! The reaction from your horses have me chuckling. Nice job in capturing their actions. Liked the pics where they were trying to catch the scent of the llama. Provided a little excitement in their lives!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Looks like there is a lot of blowing and snorting going on and I don't mean the llama. Gee Tex has this llama been abandoned?

ellen abbott said...

who'd have thought it! A feral llama in Texas.

Nancy Claeys said...

Gosh, I hope someone claims it!

Pom Pom said...

He's GORGEOUS! Your horses look so happy!

don said...

A fine story in words and pictures of this Llama's adventure. It remains quite a mystery as to where it came from.

Patty Woodland said...

Poor thing. I hope someone has corralled it and given it a good home. It's not like llamas can just live without care.

I love llamas

Annette said...

The markings on that llama's face are gorgeous! Horses are so funny -- I know that "holy crap" look well. Gem really shows her Arabian blood when she's on alert - beautiful. And Zim... well, you know me and chestnuts... it's love.

Magia da Inês said...


¸.•°✿⊱╮
°✿ Olá, amiga!
Espero que ela encontre seu dono e seu lugar logo... é ruim ficar longe de casa.
Ótimo mês de novembro!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.°✿
♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great story,i enjoyed pic 8 ....the light going through Zims flowing tail.



peter

Karen said...

A rogue llama, you don't see that everyday...maybe every couple of weeks! Your horses are gorgeous.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the horses expressions. Especially Gem's "Holy Crap"! made me smile.
I hope the llama found it's way home.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A strange looking beast that looks to be made of from various parts and pieces of several other animals. Do you ever ride Gem or Zim or are they just like pets?

Jo's World said...

Maybe she is looking for the mountains of her homeland, wherever that might be!

Jo

Tricia Hays said...

The llama that couldn't be held! Sounds like a story there... you should write a book, T! =) You have exciting things going on down there

Farm Girl said...

How weird that no one has missed it.
Really good shots.

Tombstone Livestock said...

If no one is claiming it maybe they just turned him loose. Intact male llamas can be a handful and maybe owner decided not to deal with it anymore. Sad, because there must be a home somewhere for it. Is he jumping fences to get in?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Y'all should name her "Gypsy" since she obviously likes to travel! Loved the shots of the horses. The light illuminating their faces and tails is magnificent.

Betsy Adams said...

Hopefully, the owner of that Llama will come forward soon. Hope he/she can stay alive out there alone... What a pretty one!!!!!

Bet your animals did go crazy seeing that 'strange' creature... ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Maple Lane said...

I love the expressions you captured on your horses!!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Where did the Llama come from, maybe he/she came from a circus, in which case, you're best bet is leave it alone, it seems alright. Love your horses.

Deb said...

I love their struts! Great shots

Marie said...

He's so cute, and probably so confused about where his friends are. The horses are NOT happy that he's around, that's for sure! :-)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love those beautiful horses.


Now we have about 10 miles away a llama Farm.

So yours on your land looks very groomed.

Check in your paper. You never know. If someone has one. A lady down from me. Has two. And they can be mean. Her two bit her she told our neighbours.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Gee, guess I am lucky with just traveling cats and dogs! Ha! Have a wonderful day!

Andrew said...

Amazing to see...

Jeanne said...

Ohh My these are wonderful photos.
Now I understand why you need the big fence.
I'll bet that llama knows exactly what it's doing, terrorizing the horses. They are stinkers for sure!

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what a delightful llama! Laughed at the reaction of your horses. Hope it's okay though.

Ms. A said...

How does someone lose something so big, without it being obvious? Love the alert and wary looks on the horses.

Rohrerbot said...

Peru is a long long ways away:) But they can do well in the area as long as there is food to eat. Pretty sturdy animals. Love the horses reaction:)

bailey-road.com said...

That's a pretty beast! I love the pics of your horses' reactions. They look beautiful in action!

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to Tex!
Fantastic series.
Lama delightful.
Beautiful horses!
I love these beautiful animals.
Regards

Margie said...

I want one! They Are so dang cute T! Loved this post and seeing your four legged friends in their paddocks and such. It made me smile!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my gosh!! I LOVE llamas! He is a beauty! Gem and Zim are on high alert!! LOL! Hope the mystery llama has found its home. blessings ~ tanna

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

How can a llama get lost without notice? That nobody searched for it... One wonders but the expressions on Zim and Gem's faces is great!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the pics (and wording:@) hope the guest has finally made his way home!

Tammy said...

You definitely have some interesting visitors...and always an entertaining story to accompany:)That is a pretty Llama, maybe it will be back!

Revrunner said...

Llama on the lamb! :-)

DeniseinVA said...

He's lovely. But then so are your horses. We have passed a llama farm up in the Shenandoah's. they seem to have 'attitude'.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! I can't imagine looking up and seeing a llama in my back yard. I just love the look on Gem's face. I can just imagine what is going on in her head. Something like, "That's the silliest looking horse I've ever seen. Poor thing!"

Catherine said...

Lots of sweet critters here today!
xo Catherine

georgettesullins said...

Gem looks a bit riled up.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - how wonderful - love those llamas! sandie

Sandy said...

Well now isn't that bizarre?! Surely someone is looking for it. Great photos.

wayside wanderer said...

Llama on the loose! Now that is not an everyday occurrence. Cracks me up seeing that long neck and head poking up over those flowers.

Ellie said...

I've never head of a llama on the lose before :)
He does cut quite a regal pose in amongst the lovely white flowers doesn't he :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi T!! Yes its a typical barking they do when they hunt.She doesent sound like that normally. When they are near the barking is constantly , if they are loosing distance you can read them through the barking.´

DIMI said...

Wonderful pictures!Your horses are so beautiful!The Llama looks cute!

Carla Brito said...

Gosto imenso de cavalos!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

If my wife gets near this with knitting needles it will turn in to a sweater.

Candy C. said...

Yep, Paco would have had the same reaction as your horses! I sure hope someone didn't just "dump" him...

Dicky Bird said...

Crazy llama - love the sayings under the pictures...funny!

Leave It To Davis said...

lol....love your captions....sad llama! You know he's trying to find his family!!!

Michelle said...

I wouldn't mind if Mr. Llama made its way to my farmette!

Linda said...

I could almost hear Zim and Gem blowing as they tried to figure out their strange visitor. Hope the mystery llama finds its original home or a good substitute.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I wonder what happens when the horse faces the Ilama !

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wow, I loved these pictures and your captions again♡♡♡ The Llama, the mystery traveler sure looks lovely and sweet. I hoping that he/she will be OK(^_^)v
Wish to be able to see your gorgeous Gem and Zim!!!
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Randy said...

Cute visitor.

islandwonder said...

Oh my gosh! Mr Llama is funny looking.

Barb said...

How could a llama be "lost?" Maybe it just wants a friend.

Angela said...

What a funny story! That Llama sure was a big one compared to the little ones I've seen around here. Love the expressions on your horses faces!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do hope the llama found its way home. In that one picture Gem's feet are definitely planted ready for battle if necessary! I'm glad it wasn't!!

Martha Z said...

A rather unusual stray.

Millie said...

Wow. Poor critter needs to find a place that it isn't hated. Of course, those llamas are not always friendly. They spit, you know...

petspeopleandlife said...

These are all excellent pics. I liked all of them.I was hopeing the llama stayed but he might be one that someone just turned out to fend for himself and that is why he is straying around. He/she was/is a pretty one. Loved the horse expressions. Good captures with your photographic expertise

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Somebody is probably missing it; wonder how far it has traveled? You have gorgeous horses!

Brian King said...

That's a really cool looking llama and I'm surprised no one had advertised losing it. Unless they lost it on purpose. Hopefully, it won't run into any trouble. I find it amusing the way horses get worked up and snorty about things they think are strange!

SweetMarie said...

He or she is such a cutie! I hope it will be okay. :) Your pretty horses are so entertaining and captions were funny! It's never boring on your gorgeous ranch!

pattisjarrett said...

Thanks for the update. It sure had things stirred up at Run*A*Round Ranch!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous horses.

My Critters
Have a blessed Sunday.

Indrani Ghose said...

What an adorable visitor!

Jeevan said...

Wow! The llama looks gorgeous... and gem mesmerize through its various aspects and u comment is interesting.

Happy Sunday

Laura. M said...

Preciosas fotos, Teresa. Naturaleza en estado puro:))
Un beso

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Wonderful shots!!!
What a treat to read after my blog reading hiatus!
I'm not sure what Cloud would do if she saw a llama but my Morgan would have landed on the moon!
Grace

laura.forestdreams:) said...

your horses DO look a little fearful of that 'thing'!!! ha.

(YEARS ago...when i took my boys to a 'petting zoo', a llama untied the back of my halter top!! good reason to be afraid of them! haha.)

Daniel LaFrance said...

The nerve of that Lama-daba-ding-dong... taking off like that.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, i've never ever seen a llama in person.
what a cool looking guy!
thanks for sharing~

Montanagirl said...

Love these photos! Did you ever figure out where that Llama belongs?

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The captions are great!! Call the prez, maybe your 'guest' could form 'Llama's for Obama'.

As I read this, 'going mobile' by The Who come to mind ;-)

Gem looks very regal and kinda pissed.

How does one lose a llama? IMWTK!

Kerry said...

Ha! A wily llama. Might have belonged to some sheep rancher maybe? They use them to guard the flocks from coyotes around here.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

What a beautiful, beautiful world you live in!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

J Rye said...

I would like to ride in one of your horses hehehe.

Visiting late from Camera Critters.
Your comment on my critter post will be very much appreciated!

Nancy said...

You know, it just seems like a llama is an animal that you just don't lose all that easily. :) Love your horses, Theresa. And your commentary made me laugh. "If I close my eyes wouldl you make it go away?" teehee

Cloudia said...

What a delightful and interesting happening! and do well captured; you really know your horses emotions and expressions.
Frankly, I wonder: "What can people 'out in the middle of nowhere' Blog about??!!"

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Margaret said...

OH... so this Llama isn't owned by some neighboring farm... it truly is lost? It does look out of place, there in the wooded tree line (makes me laugh). I hope the owners find it soon, poor thing.

Hilke Breder said...

Wily animal! It seems to enjoy its freedom. Doesn't look starved, so it's getting plenty of forage.

Donna said...

The photos of the horses' reactions were funny. How about reporting it to the local sheriff? Perhaps the owner has been searching for it.

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

He/she is really beautiful. Love the face markings. He obviously is very smart to be the wanderer he is.

Furry Bottoms said...

The Llama can Llama on to the ends of earth! Such a beautiful creature. I wonder why nobody is claiming or looking for it! Always love seeing Gem and Zim!

Deb Crecelius said...

Love your horsey conversations...
I'm on the same intellectual level as they are :)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos of the Llama and your horses!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I love this story and mostly the photos of your horses. Boy can you ever see the Arabian in them with their heads held high. I am surprised some had put something in the news paper or post signs that it llama is missing. Really enjoyed this post.

Liz said...

Loving the response of your horses!! Great series Theresa.

Marissa said...

Well, your interpretation of what the horses were saying & thinking was hilariously snortworthy. LOL
I do hope that poor thing finds his home/owner.

Sandi said...

I wonder how far they will travel. Maybe he was moved to another farm but wanted to go home. Could be a long way. I would love it if a random llama showed up in my yard! Adorable...though, probably to huge to be a sweet little pet!

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