Saturday, 17 May 2008
Llama, llama, llama
Peter and I have been to Peru for just over three weeks. I am still jet lagged, although yesterday I was hyper-active. Just to tide over until I can write a proper posting, I'll put a few photos of my friends and relations.
This little fellow is an alpaca. Alpaca have the second warmest fleece in the world. The warmest belongs to the polar bear, but if you feel like shearing a polar bear, then you are welcome to try. Maybe the Aussies would be prepared to give it a whirl.
Bliss. A whole corale of llamas and alpacas!
This is a vicuna. They have the softest fleece in the world and their wool is the most expensive you can buy. A scarf of vicuna fibre would cost about 1,000 US dollars.
Herds and herds of the little buggers.
This is Lorenzo taking a photo of her beloved llamas.
I walked into a little hut looking for the loo and found a room full of Guinea Pigs. I picked up some of the babies to give them a stroke, but they wriggled a bit. Obviously they are not used to being fussed over.
This hen has just rebuffed the attentions of the cockerel. He was a bit pushy actually. I don't think chickens go in for foreplay very much, but this lady managed to escape from him.
Spotty pigs, long-haired ginger pigs and little black pigs roam all over the place.
We even managed to find a border collie puppy who was the image of Badger.
But this is my favourite picture ...
... a llama pooing!