Saturday, March 9, 2013

No More Llama Drama

Remember me telling you about the stray llama that spent a few days in the neighbor's pasture, then disappeared on its own, only to reappear 1/2 mile down the road a few weeks later? It seems to have found a permanent home there, and pastures with an old horse.
No mistaking the white star on its face.


  They seem to get along well - even though they appear to be straying from each other in these photos. :)
At the corner place, just a couple properties away from this one, a new brown llama was added to protect the beef cattle herd.




 Very cute and very curious.

I kind of wish the llamas could be together, but I'm certain they can smell or hear one another when the wind is right.
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131 comments:

Codzienne życie Agaty said...

Same beauty I see wonderful pictures.

georgettesullins said...

Oh my goodness, the black llama was destined and marked to live in the Lone Star State!

Kate said...

I'm curious; why would't the owners of the gypsy llama want to find it? How could a llama get lost and finally, how do they protect the cattle? Like a watch dog?!

Revrunner said...

Those first few photos suggested the two had come to an agreement. You stay on your side of the field and I'll stay on mine. :-)

✿ chica said...

Fotos lindas ! beijos,chica

Maple Lane said...

Fun photos as I have not seen llamas up close before. I didn't realize they protect the cattle!

Dianna said...

Llamas are so beautiful. How do they protect the cattle?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I didn't know that llamas protect cattle. This one is a roving one -- kind of a ronin cattle protector.

RoeH said...

Ahhhhh.... Love is in the air! I hope they can meet each other.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

now how often do you see a llama with a star on his face???! that is freakin' cool!!

i bet that started a long conversation in the gossip train around your area. ( :

Buttons said...

Morning Tex "I am sure they can hear and smell each other when the wind is right" Love that.
These are beautiful shots of a very cool animal I love to see and watch. B

Fireblossom said...

I like llamas! I want there to be a llama love story, and a bunch of little llamas.

nic.b van es said...

ik mwist niet dat lama,s ook gehouden werden om de runderen te beschermen.

Deb said...

Llamas make great watch dogs ... We have family in Wyoming that use them to watch over their sheep... They are very alert...

Dianne said...

I'm glad star face has a home!!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Gosh Tex I'm thinking the llama that was wandering around without a home was dumped for whatever reason and found a home. I think it's great it found a place to be!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I l.o.v.e. the llamas. So much, that sometimes I want to move where we could have a few... Have you touched one of them? Never felt such a soft coat (on their face). And, their eyes... POOLS of beauty! And, I could watch those bifurcated little lips eat carrots all. day. long! Can you tell they've got my heart? LOL! have a great weekend, T. blessings ~ tanna

Molly The Wally said...

Pity they are not together but maybe one day. Love the last pic. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Dicky Bird said...

Glad to see he found a home and keeping the old horse company. I showed my husband your photos - the fence holds a really good idea...the chain in between the barb wires. We have problems with things trying to squeese through our 5 strand barb - that was a good idea - another from Texas. Thanks. Blessings from Wisconsin.

nyloncamera said...

That is cool!

stardust said...

How cute! This is my first time to see llama’s close-up.

Melodie said...

Llama Drama!

Margie said...

Aw, glad th stay found a home. They are so cute. Dd I tell you how much I enjoy your header with so many different photos? Well I do!

DJan said...

What cute comma ears! Guard llamas, that's a new one for me. :-)

Pom Pom said...

Oh how very, very, very beautiful! I love the way llamas' necks are so even all the way up to their cute faces.
I wish I had a horse nearby. I would smooch his nose. I am animal deprived as you can probably tell, TexWis!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Do they get lonely not having anonther Llama around? And how do they protect the cattle? Just by the noise they make? They're good at spitting!! I've gotten hit by spit before :-}}

rainfield61 said...

Such an interesting thing for the llamas can smell each other when the wind is right.

Maybe I can smell one of you.

I shall try.

Janey and Co. said...

Maybe the owner couldn't afford to keep it any longer. ?Seems cruel to just turn it loose .

Happy that it found a home.

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
How lovely and cute these llamas are♡♡♡ 
Haha, I've never seen them before, either. Thank you very much for the sweet pictures before going to bed.

ps. Awesome and Stunning pictures in your previous post from last year. So sorry not much time to comment...

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Paula said...

They are so cute... I wish they could be together too!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

It's common for ranchers in our area to have llamas to protect herds, too. They seem like such gentle creatures, but they take their job serious!

Sandra said...

i have heard of donkey protectors for cattle and horses, but not the llamas. it would be nice if they could be together. i am wondering if the people that got the brown one saw how good the star face did and got one to... the brown one seems to be very interested in the photographer

Nancy said...

Love that last photo....such a cutie.......Their fiber is wonderful to spin and knit......

Primitive Stars said...

Happy the Llama found a home and friend, ya, to bad the new Llama and the stray could not be together, we all need friends:) Francine.

Brian King said...

Glad the wandering llama found a home! I guess the horse is happy to have company. Llama's are used as watchdogs? Did not know that.

Jill said...

I love llamas! The one with the star on it's face is just amazing!

Montanagirl said...

Well, he's easy to identify with that big star on his face! You mentioned "Protect" the cattle herd...from coyotes, I assume? There's a few Llamas around here too, that are in with the sheep herds for protection from the coyotes.

joeh said...

Maybe you should start a Facebook page Getthellamastogether.


Jan n Jer said...

I would never have thought to put Llamas with cattle...very interesting. Great shots Theresa...lots of fences too!!!

Lynne said...

"Star Face" is pretty cool . . . natural I hope . . . certainly a mark of a Texas Llama . . . I think each has a "whiff" of the other. Spring is in the air you know!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great images of charming runaways ! Why do people rear them (Llamas) - for meat & milk I suppose.

Debbie said...

everybody needs a friend...

Debbie said...

i forgot to say, cool title!!

Sally Crowe said...

Just goes to show animals can get along together whereas people don't always.

Love it!

xoxo

Laura. M said...

I hope you get along.
Very good shots of that flame, Teresa, look carefully at the camera :))
Have a good weekend.
a kiss.

Phil said...

Good to see the two getting on so well. Intrigued why the llama protects the cattle - do you still have rustlers in Texas like on the old films? LOL

Monika B. said...

Welcome to Tex!
Beautiful pictures of llamas. Please visit my other blog: "Charming places of worship."
Monika B.

Monika B. said...

Welcome to Tex!
Beautiful pictures of llamas. Please visit my other blog: "Charming places of worship."
Monika B.

Betty Manousos said...

how cool!! i'm glad this beauty has a home!:)

ladyfi said...

They are such cute looking creatures.

bailey-road.com said...

Glad the stray llama found a friend and a home!

Chatty Crone said...

This is great - my grandson's favorite animal? The llama. I will show him this. sandie

Linda said...

That star marks the first llama as a true Texan. :)

The "watch llama" is interesting. I remember seeing one, on one of our recent travels, herding and guarding a flock of sheep.

Julia said...

If there was a stray animal in my pastures I would want it to be a llama. Love the star marking.

JB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I remember the llama, but I don't remember the start, that's neat!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So the owners of the property it now lives on "adopted" it? There is no law against llama rustling in Texas?

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of llama. Seeing it for the first time.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad the black llama has found a new home. The brown llama is so pretty. I didn't know they would guard cattle.

JM said...

Llamas are such cute animals, as well as their cousins, Guanacos and Alpacas. Have seen many living in the wild in South America.

Deanna said...

Well, I am sure glad the stray found a permanent home. Maybe the two can visit occasionally!

don said...

A fine series on these two llamas. I didn't know they had a protective ability superior to the cows by themselves. I'm ignorant of Llama facts! :-)

Paula said...

We spent a day Llama shopping once near Castroville, Texas. John bought one for his daughter for it to mind her goats. It would stand by the gate when the goats came in at night and move it's head back and forth as if it was counting the goats as they came through the gate. This one with the star is really unusual.

Giga said...

Jednym słowem lamy to w zgodzie żyjące zwierzęta z innymi. Pozdrawiam.
One word is llama animals living in harmony with others. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

There are so many questions I want to ask you about this post, but I know you don't answer them here.
Perhaps if we exchanged emails one day! I think I need to re-read your
blog info again.

They look well cared for Theresa, and you took some good photos of them.

Farm Girl said...

Great shots. I love that llama. I am glad at least it looks like it has a home.

ellen abbott said...

a llama to protect cattle? from what?

parker said...

That old horse needed company and the star faced llama works out nice!

Inger said...

When I worked at the donkey rescue I saw a fight between a llama and a horse. They should have isolated the llama until they could put it with the rest of the llamas, instead they put it in with some horses that lived there temporarily. I tell you, that fight was something to behold. No clear winner.
I'm glad the old horse here is accepting his new companion.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Huh! I was not aware that llamas offered protection for cattle. The star marking on that wandering llama is too perfect! The lone star llama.

Sylvia K said...

I didn't know that about llamas, either!! I do love their faces!

Linda R said...

I had no idea that llamas protect cattle either. Who knew. EVery time I see a llama I can't help but smile. They are so cute....

Love your photos my friend.

Hugs~

Pia said...

Good to read that the LLama Drama has come to a happy end!
I did not know that Llamas are herding. But they really look bossy :-)

TheChieftess said...

I saw Llama in a field with cattle in Nevada and was very surprised when I called my sister who lives in Oregon and she told me that Llamas are often used like this to protect the cattle!!! Who knew? I'm just a born and raised Southern California girl who recently became acquainted with bears when we moved to the Eastern Sierras!!!

waldlaeufer68 said...

a few more pets .. so fast it can go;-)
greetings Frank

Patty Woodland said...

I love llamas. If I had more land I'd get one! They make excellent guard animals

SweetMarie said...

I was thinking how nice it would be if they could hang out together. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They are cute.If they can smell or hear each other they may well find a way to get together.

Robin Lamb said...

T, hope they become best of friends!
Llamas strick me as odd! Don't know why!

Stephanie said...

These are great, love Llamas. We have a Llama farm up the road from here.

Becca said...

Aw...the lamas are sweet!

Pantherka said...

This is amazing. I did not know this about lame. Super.

Lisa Gordon said...

I love the wonderful faces on these guys!
Great photographs of them.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Mary Ann said...

Nice to see from a distance, and glad they are not close up like they were last year at this point. (here at home!)

Karen said...

Glad that 'Star face' found a happy ending! So sweet. Love the photos. There's nothing cuter than a llama face looking right at you! Just don't get too close! There's spit in your eye! ha ha!

Jeanne said...

Good to know the stray has a home and is bing fed. I get a kick out of these creatures, when they look at you, it's like they "know" something.

AllyJo said...

Poor guy, at least he found a home and a buddy.

Bob Bushell said...

What a loveable sight you have, two Llamas.

islandwonder said...

Cute! Back when I road horses, a man had two llamas. He said not to pet them unless I wanted spit on me, so I kept my distance.

Łucja-Maria said...

With you until I could see up close lama.
Great pictures.
Regards

Jo's World said...

Hi T! You have quite a few llama questions to answer. Are you gonna do it? I wish you would on the blog, please.

Cheers,
Jo, who does NOT have a llama but finds them very interesting!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

IM sure you live near an Ark with all these animals about.



peter

DIMI said...

Wonderful pictures Tex!That llama looks cute!!Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

They're so cute!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Watch llamas! Wonder if I could get away with one here....

Barb Brookbank said...

The llamas are cute - but that last one looks like he means business...

andy said...

Hi im your newest follower i found you over at this old house too . hope you hsve s great weekend

Carole M. said...

lovely llama shots in the paddock; hope the one that strayed wasn't meant to be on duty somewhere!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Those Llamas have cute, long eye lashes! Great photos you took of them, even if they were back to back and not showing off their being friends. Do llamas protect a herd of beef cattle? Do they act like a donkey maybe, by kicking coyotes?
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Shoshana said...

the llama probably thought he's a horse!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm just glad the llama is safe, and has a companion--And hopefully it knows it's not the last llama.... :-)

Leave It To Davis said...

Are they protecting them from the coyotes? I adore the star faced one...he's a Texan at heart! It shows on his face. :)

Maria said...

I kinda feel sad it will be alone, but who knows...

Randy said...

Cute.

Kalyan P said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Karen S. said...

Home sweet home it's wonderful! great pictures of a perfect day.

Pat Tillett said...

What do the Llamas protect the cattle from?

Linda said...

Glad he found a home! People here keep them as guard-animals for their sheep.

Margaret said...

I worry about that halter on her face... I hope it is a break away one, in case it gets caught on something. They look so cuddly and cute... but they buy them to protect the herd of cattle!! ? Interesting.

pattisjarrett said...

I guess I'm not the only one wondering how they protect a herd of cattle. The star marking on the "face" is unique.

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

Tolle Fotoserie

LG vom katerchen

Jeevan said...

Interesting! Everyone has space to live there... Liked the last pictures on llamas. Lovely :)

Hanne Bente said...

Glorious image series showing with a beautiful llama. I love looking at llamas when I'm in ZOO.
Wish you a good Sunday :)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I agree with you Tex, I am sure the Llamas must be able to recognise the smell or their sounds with one another. Maybe you could suggest that to your neighbour.
There is a farmer near my sister in England, who breeds llamas. They are feisty and agressive. I would imagine them to rush at anyone if not tamed.
They both look very happy.
If trained you can ride them.
nice post ..
x val

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh Tex, another wonderful story with more amazing creatures!!

Susan said...

Do they really protect the cattle? How interesting.

Helma said...

Black Llama can obviously very well find the horse and will henceforth his new home. The brown llama you later have seen and photographed a beautiful beast. Very nice this series

Gunilla Bäck said...

Glad he found a home. They're beautiful animals.

barbara l. hale said...

It is a shame they can't be together. Llamas being herd animals and all. But I guess as long as there are other animals around, they will be happy if they are treated well.

Candy C. said...

You have lots o' llamas around your area and I'm glad "star" llama seems to have found a home!

McGuffy Ann said...

There are some people near me that have a sad old llama, all by himself. I feel so bad when I go by there. He looks so lonely. Yours looks much more alert and happy!

edenhills said...

I'm sure they would like each other's company too. Llamas are very social creatures. Except mine. He's cranky.

diane b said...

It looks fat and healthy.

Kathy said...

The brown llama looks like its had a recent spa day, or at least a springtime haircuit!

Daryl said...

so what does the llama do to protect the herd?

MTWaggin said...

Love llamas actually although we don't see many around here anymore with the sheep. They seem to have gone a bit out of favor I guess.

Furry Bottoms said...

the star on its face is really clear!!! Llamas freak me out just a teensy wee bit. They can look you right in the eye, at eye level. No looking up or down, but level with you. And then you realize there is a lot more to the llama than there is of you and a creeping feeling of mild fear goes up your spine! They're mellow and calm... but their look always seem to have a frown on it.

wayside wanderer said...

Soooo...HOW do they protect the cattle? Do they have a sound they make? The Llama must be one of the smile producing animals God created. They just make me happy to look at them.

MarkD60 said...

You are tooo hilarious with your titles!

Liz said...

Such interesting creatures!! Nice shots T!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I love that the "star" one seems to have found a good home.

this link will take you to an interesting story about an alpaca. Jean, of "My Life with the Critters," really did her best by him after taking over his care when former owners (hate that word) abandoned him.

Rose said...

I did not even think about the star on the black one and it being in the Lone Star State till I read the comment in that regards!

I think llamas have the cutest faces!

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