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Re: [at-l] Llamas on Max Patch

> From: FannyPack - 96GA2ME <fannypack96@hotmail.com>
> To: at-l@backcountry.net
> Subject: [at-l] Llamas on Max Patch
> Date: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 9:58 AM
> saw this story in yhr Knoxville New Sentinel:
> http://www.knoxnews.com/homefamily/21941.shtml

"A lot of people have heard llamas spit, but these don't," said Bob
McIntyre. "People really bond with these llamas by the time the trip's

	Yeah, right ...  Have you ever seen one of these Jamas spitting? Have you
ever seen a camel spit? They're accurate and it stinks. If the Jama get
mad, it will, like a camel, do all sorts of things other than just spitting
in your face.

	Which isn't to say I don't like these creatures or appreciate their
abilities or that I wouldn't use one as a pack animal.

	Distant cousins to the Camel, the Jama or Llama can mate with the camel as
the Saudis have proven.  I missed the picture shown on TV last year of the
result of this mating. I don't know if the cross breed can itself breed. 
Does any one have any urls for this? It's spozed to be real cute.

> How are Llamas allowed on Max Patch & horses are not????

	Good query. Don't know if the following provides any answer:

The McIntyres and their llamas also help deliver goods to and from LeConte
Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The soft, padded feet of
llamas -- much like a dogs' feet -- are far less damaging to the trail than
the horses and mules that were previously used to supply and bring visitors
to the lodge. 


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