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I have a bone to pick with this llama.
Checking camera traps was exciting today.  Not because we had to reload film and re-pour bobcat urine for bait, but because we were attacked by the llama.  This male llama has actually killed a bull before. It is really territorial. Although I’ve run into the lama before, I had my keys to jingle and a found a large stick to wave.  We didn’t even see the llama today.  We heard it.  It came running through the Olivillo grasses, head down, galloping toward us.  Miriam didn’t think the llama was going to stop, and she ran 10 feet to the fence, ready to climb over.  There wasn’t enough room for both of us to climb at the same time, and the barbed wire was tricky.  I yelled and clapped at the llama and it stopped 15 feet away, ears back, and stood up on its hind legs.  I had seen it do this before, but this time there wasn’t a fence in between us.  It moved its mouth like it wanted to spit.  Miram got over the fence quickly, but tore her pants on the wire. I quickly followed her and we both ran away from the fence.  We were angry and had adrenaline pumping as we continued traipsing through the Olivillo in search of our camera trap.
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