Alpacas are a very social herd animal

who protect and care for those close

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They poop in neat heaps not just random

and gestate for an entire 11.5 months!


Gardeners demand their manure

coz it is so pure


They are wary but friendly

Romeo kisses, Maca demands pats


They have such gentle personalities

and know me well …

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this is the immediate family – mother, daughter and baby

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Tuppence smooching up to her sister


Note sister has no left eye

it was plucked out by a bird when she was young

so she always stays close to her mum

ouch talk about timing … this report of a vicious alpaca attack was posted about the same time this was …