Monday, July 7, 2014

You Don't See This Everyday...

Teri and I were checking our nest boxes this morning, and were getting close to the end of our route.  The final boxes are back in an area that requires us to drive our Kawasaki Mule along the "Horse and Buggy" trail.

About halfway down the trail we saw what we thought was a horse pulling  a buggy, but as we got closer we discovered it to be a llama pulling the buggy!  We immediately pulled our Mule off to the side and shut off the engine, as we know that stock animals can be easily spooked.  The first llama passed by without much fuss.
Llama Pulling Buggy.
But there were two more llama/buggy combos, and those llamas were not the least bit interested in passing us by.  Those riders had to get out and have a little discussion with their animals.

Trying to Reason with a Llama.
About the time we thought that we'd need to reverse course down the trail just to get the llamas through, the riders re-mounted and with much coaxing got going again. 
Do we have to?
We half expected some sort of excitement as they passed us, but things went smoothly after all. 

The End!!


  1. Now that's something I've never seen!

  2. What a neat experience! That's really different!

  3. What an interesting way to travel.... where were they all heading? Can llamas travel long distances? Now I'm visualizing llamas tied up at Wal-mart like we sometimes see Amish horse and buggies.... I'd love to see that!

  4. Fascinating! We saw "Llama" signs when we were visiting and wondered about them at the time. Don't think I've ever even seen a llama (but I've heard that they can be ill-tempered and that they spit, so you might be cautious parked beside the road when they pass!). --Sharon