November 17, 2009

Fear The Llama

FEAR the Llama!

One Texas man learned the hard way that not all llamas are completely peace-loving.

The incident happened in a field a few miles from James Steele's home in Blum, Texas.

Steele said he and a friend were attending to his goats with a llama nearby. Steele said when the llama got in the way he shooed the normally gentle, eight foot tall animal away.

For some reason, the llama named Spanky snapped.

"When he come back up through there he came wide open on his hind legs, had them front legs up, he hit me, knocked me down and after that the lights went out. They say he grabbed me by the leg, shook me and [threw] me about 10 [feet]," said Steele.

Steele's friend, Terry Flowers, reached for a nearby pipe to try and get the animal off Steele.

"I just grabbed that pipe, jumped the fence and just started hitting on him, just to get him off him," said Flowers.

It took 700 stitches to repair Steele's muscles and close the wound. It was a close call for Steele, because the 59-year-old is on blood thinner medication and awaiting a heart transplant.

"I knew they'd spit on you, run into you. I never had one physically try to hurt me, bite me. That sucker intended to hurt me," said Steele.

Ha, ha, ha! Mr. Steele, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

Yips! to long-time Llama friend Ed of Monkey Watch.

Posted by Robert at November 17, 2009 09:14 AM | TrackBack

Gee, I didn't realize you were 8 feet tall.

And you do realize that you now have a new name: Spanky.

Posted by: rbj at November 17, 2009 10:05 AM
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