One of the younger crias has an eye inflammation - probably some dirt got in when the wind was strong. I rinsed it yesterday. Today again - it was looking much better. However, the mother was in today as well. Yesterday I managed to lock her out. As expected from this very protective mother: she spit at me while I was holding the cria .... she got like 20 cm behind me and very goal oriented spit at my back head. I had anticipated that and put the hood up. So I didn't care much and was paying attention to the cria anyway. The mother was clearly distraught and upset and just continued with her digestive assault. At some point I was done and let the litte one go. She immediately run to mommy and that's when I finally dared to turn around. The mother had stopped spitting and was watching me carefully. Since I didn't make any attempt towards her daughter she was fine. I laughed a bit, talked to her and decided to go .... was finished with everything anyway. The other llamas came to me and appr one metre away they stopped, smelled .... and turned away. 😂😂
I took the #hoodie off at the car and made this picture .... smells bad but nothing a bit of drying, shaking and the washing maschine can't handle.
So: yes, llamas spit ... usually not at humans .... but there are these exeptions: to defend their young ones for example. The moment you let them go the mothers stop spitting. Not every female does that. This was one of my very few ones ....
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