Meet Avatar the Llama !
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If you hang a left off Highway 87 in the community of Strawberry, Arizona,
you soon come to to a place of many llovely llamas!
"As the economy is going, people are trying to get rid of their animals,"
said John Bittner, owner of Fossil Creek Llama Ranch.
Members of the camel family, llamas can carry more than 60 pounds. The
animals feed off the forest floor and drink out of creeks while on hikes,
making them rather low-maintenance animals. When not in the forest, llamas
eat grain, hay and grass.
Arizona Llama Rescue educates the public and prospective llama owners about how to train them and what traits to expect. The organization also rescues and finds homes for unwanted llamas, and runs a foster llama program.
That's Strawberry Peak in the background. And this is a very fine
specimen of a llama, right Rob?? (I think Rob's outside hugging a llama.)
Respectively and appropriately, my wife and I LLOVE LLAMAS!
July 19, 2008