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Llamas have a long history living alongside humans as pack animals, and as a food source. But did you know they can also be clowns or teletubbies or eagles? More information about Llamas.
posted by Makwa (29 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Llama llama duck
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:32 AM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]




Johnny, what can you make out of this llama?
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:37 AM on October 19, 2010


They also make decent subjects for bedtime stories: Llama Llama Red Pajama / Llama Llama Misses Mama
posted by zarq at 10:44 AM on October 19, 2010




Cómo se llama la llama?
posted by Kabanos at 10:53 AM on October 19, 2010


You know what a llama can't be, no matter how hard it tries? An alpaca.
posted by dortmunder at 11:18 AM on October 19, 2010


llamas are bodacious
posted by bodaciousllama at 11:26 AM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Llamas would be so much cooler if they had the personality of goats. As it stands, they're way too skittish for their cuteness level. And they sound like a petulant 5-year-old whining for candy when they get scared or agitated.

Then there's the spitting.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:31 AM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Classic Sesame Street filter: A llama and her human go to the dentist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgkYHhG18uc
posted by West of House at 11:35 AM on October 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm sorry, but this post has completely neglected to give directions to llama school.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:37 AM on October 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


Let's not forget Rojo the therapy llama.
posted by avoision at 11:45 AM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


My favorite llama fact: the males have fangs which they use to castrate other male llamas.
posted by jamaro at 12:12 PM on October 19, 2010


terrapin's llamas.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:56 PM on October 19, 2010


And they sound like a petulant 5-year-old whining for candy when they get scared.

:(

it's true
posted by A Terrible Llama at 12:56 PM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Careful, they spit.
posted by tommasz at 1:03 PM on October 19, 2010


I like llamas. Or at least, I did until I read jamaro's link about the fangs.
posted by The otter lady at 1:05 PM on October 19, 2010




I used to have a boss who would periodically change the Wikipedia Llama entry to say "Llamas are the largest egg laying land mammal". Then he would go around the office trying to convince new employees that it was a fact, sometimes collecting bets. This entry is surprisingly well monitored as it would turn out.
posted by Kale Slayer at 1:53 PM on October 19, 2010 [4 favorites]


They really do make great guard animals for sheep. You put one out in the paddock and they just.. decide that they're the head sheep. And somehow, the sheep agree. Then foxes and stray dogs looking to eat your sheep are suddenly confronted with a gigantic hissing spitting sheep that incites all the others to stand their ground, and the fox or dog pisses off right fast. Seriously.
posted by Ahab at 2:03 PM on October 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


I love llamas. I'll go to petting zoos if I happen across one and it has a llama. Grown adult, no children, just there to hug the llama while it looks bored.
posted by autoclavicle at 2:34 PM on October 19, 2010


A one-elled lama is a priest.
A two-elled llama is a beast,
A trhee-elled lllama does not exeest.
posted by jan murray at 2:58 PM on October 19, 2010


I've helped on shearing day at some smaller farms around here (a lot of alpaca farms have llamas as guard animals, they're really good at either scaring off or stomping most predators).

Hot DAMN it is difficult to wrestle a llama to the ground for shearing.

But then this weekend at the sheep and wool festival in Rhinebeck, NY, I captured video of some llama handling competitions. This one llama limbo-ed under a pole, I swear to you! It was hilarious.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:19 PM on October 19, 2010


Llamas are the cats of the ruminant world. They're domesticated, but not by much, and they want you to know it.
posted by Uniformitarianism Now! at 3:25 PM on October 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


¡Cuidado, cuidado, cuidado.... las llamas!
posted by rouftop at 3:33 PM on October 19, 2010


Don't forget Llamatron...

The Making Of

And Jeff Minter's LJ
posted by symbioid at 4:15 PM on October 19, 2010


La llama que llama.
posted by drlith at 5:28 PM on October 19, 2010


The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama.

-- Ogden Nash
Only there is, of course — it's a very large fire.

Gratuitous llama photo.
posted by Lexica at 5:52 PM on October 19, 2010


I'm amused that "Related Posts" is only coming up with three instead of the usual five. Clearly, we need more posts about llamas.
posted by Lexica at 5:53 PM on October 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


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