Saturday, May 4, 2013

Malcolm Island Alpacas




My Step-son and I had a little job to look at on Malcolm Island which is a short Ferry ride from Port McNeill. When we were finished we had a couple of hours to kill before we could catch the Ferry back so we drove around and played tourist... 

A few minutes drive from the Ferry landing we came across a herd of Alpacas. Funny thing is they were as curious about us as we were about them and came right over to check us out! A quick look on the internet tells me Alpacas are native to South America and are Cameloids which is to say they are related to Camels. Interesting! Alpacas are prized for their wool and are about half the size as Llamas which are used as pack animals. Llamas must be huge! 


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  1. They are SO cute! wonderful photos of the Alpacas!

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  2. What a nice find while waiting on the ferry. Those guys are a long ways from home!

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  3. True photographers, looking for images to capture. Love the shaggy hairdo.

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  4. Furry little critters they are. Cheryl would call them cute and want to get a couple of them. I of course would say no!! LOL

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    1. I couldn't help but notice that the lawn inside the fence where the Alpacas were was neatly trimmed to about an inch high... Just think, a half dozen Alpacas around the place and you would never have to mow the lawn again! Not to mention that the wool they produce would more than pay for their keep.

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    2. Never mowing the lawn sounds good, but do they eat weeds? That's what most of my yard is right now. LOL

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  5. Alpacas! They're so cute. Sweaters with heads!

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  6. I love these pictures, especially the first one. Good shot!

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