February 06, 2005

Googlers we love

Someone came here after googling "Llama herding jobs."

What's funny though is that this led me to discover this website devoted to Guard LLamas, which includes this valuable advice:

Not all llamas are suited to guard work. Some will not protect the herd from danger or threats. A few llamas will not bond with the livestock, jump over fence lines, or overall ignore the stock. Occasionally llamas become too protective and will attack people trying to handle the livestock they protect. It is not recommended to use an intact male llama as a guard because there have been cases of these llamas mounting ewes, which can result in the death of the sheep. Gelded males or females are the best choices as guard llamas. Llamas over the age of 18 months seem to be more protective of stock than younger llamas. Llamas seem to be most efficient if they are the only llama guarding, but two llamas guarding together have also been successful. It is preferable that the llama has been exposed to the type of animal that it is to protect prior to introduction, but unlike dogs, llamas need only a brief time to bond with the animals that it should protect and do not generally fear livestock.

The page also leads to this page, The Luminary LLama, which is cool as it talks about LLama Trek, a favorite subject around these parts. This page includes this truism:

It is said llamas are like potato chips, ya can't have just one! It is so true! We were totally infected by the llama bug after we purchased our first females.

Truer words were never spoken. You know what they say:

Once you've had LLama, you'll never, ummmmm....... go back to the Alhambra?
Posted by Steve at February 6, 2005 03:27 PM

I think you mean, Once you've had Llama, you'll never run home to your mama.

Posted by: Denise at February 8, 2005 04:57 AM
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