Sunday, July 13, 2008

Camera Critters Sunday -- Are You Looking at ME?

This was supposed to have been part of a short series....I was chasing a Hot Air Balloon down a dirt road the other day and came to a quick halt when I saw this fellow watching the balloon! But when I stopped, he/she suddenly turned to keep an eye on ME. Llamas (and donkeys) are used around here to help protect lifestock. Apparently, they are quite good at keeping 4-legged intruders (and perhaps 2-legged!) out of the pastures!

The series won't be happening. It was early morning and I could only shoot into the rising sun, so I didn't get decent shots of the balloon!

Graze on over to Camera-Critters, hosted by Misty Dawn, to see more critters from around the globe!

7 comments:

Rayne said...

I've heard of donkeys being kept as security but never Llamas. They can be pretty cranky so I can see how that would work. I like the look on his face as he is checking you out.

i beati said...

llamas love people it seems sandy

Jim said...

I am glad you chased the balloon, even though you didnt get the pics you wanted. You were able to get the llama for us. It seems I often start off taking pictures of one thing and end up getting something totally different.

babooshka said...

Go for one thing get another. I know this feeling. Unusual critter though. Heard they can kick like amule and spit like camel, so I wouldnt upset them. Good accidental choice.

Gretchen said...

He has llama face!

Sorry, Disney moment there.

Müge Tekil said...

Cute and funny! An unforgettable souvenir! :-)

Misty Dawn said...

You are right - they are VERY good at their jobs! Great pic and story to go along with it.

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