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Re: Why llamas are good on trails?

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avatar Why llamas are good on trails?
March 25, 2012 03:03PM
Nobody told me they can fly.

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March 25, 2012 05:50PM
That's an alpaca.
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March 25, 2012 06:02PM
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Dave
That's an alpaca.

Yes, but actually calling it that wouldn't be as much fun. winking smiley
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March 25, 2012 09:12PM
It true though... have you ever seen any llama foot prints on a trail?
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March 25, 2012 10:19PM
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March 27, 2012 07:23AM
They taste like chicken?



Chick-on is looking at you!
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March 27, 2012 08:06PM
if you skip to 6:50 you can see a llama being used on a trail smiling smiley
http://youtu.be/70eCZfSES8g
i can't find it but i remember seeing a video about pack llamas for the forest service smiling smiley
Re: Why llamas are good on trails?
March 29, 2012 12:30PM
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marmot
if you skip to 6:50 you can see a llama being used on a trail smiling smiley
http://youtu.be/70eCZfSES8g
i can't find it but i remember seeing a video about pack llamas for the forest service smiling smiley

I remember reading about them years ago. They do not really leave paw prints or cause any erosion on the traisl like horses do. They also will eat anything, so you do not have to feed them on the trail.
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March 29, 2012 02:24PM
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telfair ave
I remember reading about them years ago. They do not really leave paw prints or cause any erosion on the traisl like horses do. They also will eat anything, so you do not have to feed them on the trail.
Studies have shown that llamas do slightly more damage to the trail than humans do. Llamas browse and move around while eating. Instead of eating bare a huge patch like horses do, the llama spreads it around and eats considerably less than what a horse would. As a responsible llama packer I bring food for the llamas in order to keep down their impact.
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