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2 minutes ago, Clip said:

Alpaca maybe

Close, we have llamas though. That's our stud male Blackthorn. He is a very special breed, that have curly, silky hair. Also he is jet black unlike most llamas, which mean his hair does not get bleached out by sun.

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3 hours ago, Clip said:

That was my second guess. Does it spit? I have heard they are bad about that.

Yes the absolutely do, but it is almost always at each other. Every time I have been spit on it was because I was between to of them(trying to hit the other llama but I was in the way), or we where doing something they didn't like(shearing etc.)

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Cemeteries as birding hot spots can be good. Even better for bugs and even the occasional Venomous snake. There can also be a ton history and even art. And them there is evidence of the strength and power of trees.    

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Have you ever been chased by a Grizzly Bear? I now have. 

While Walking over 3.5 miles back into the woods from the road in Glacier NP, we heard some people ahead of us on the trail start yelling "Bear, Bear!". They all were looking down the hill, so we thought it was safe to continue. We walked over the saddle, and there the bear was, only 60 yards away from us. It started to follow us and started gaining, we started to quickly walk back to the nearest group of people on the trail (1/2 a mile back). It was probably the most stressful half a mile in my life, having something that could kill you follow you and to gain on you. We were lucky and made it, we were close to using the bear spray. At one point it was within 40 yards or maybe even closer. Sorry about the poor photo, I was more focused on getting away.

Grizzly Bear

 

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2 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Have you ever been chased by a Grizzly Bear? I now have. 

While Walking over 3.5 miles back into the woods from the road in Glacier NP, we heard some people ahead of us on the trail start yelling "Bear, Bear!". They all were looking down the hill, so we thought it was safe to continue. We walked over the saddle, and there the bear was, only 60 yards away from us. It started to follow us and started gaining, we started to quickly walk back to the nearest group of people on the trail (1/2 a mile back). It was probably the most stressful half a mile in my life, having something that could kill you follow you and to gain on you. We were lucky and made it, we were close to using the bear spray. At one point it was within 40 yards or maybe even closer. Sorry about the poor photo, I was more focused on getting away.

Grizzly Bear

 

Yikes!

 

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14 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Have you ever been chased by a Grizzly Bear? I now have. 

While Walking over 3.5 miles back into the woods from the road in Glacier NP, we heard some people ahead of us on the trail start yelling "Bear, Bear!". They all were looking down the hill, so we thought it was safe to continue. We walked over the saddle, and there the bear was, only 60 yards away from us. It started to follow us and started gaining, we started to quickly walk back to the nearest group of people on the trail (1/2 a mile back). It was probably the most stressful half a mile in my life, having something that could kill you follow you and to gain on you. We were lucky and made it, we were close to using the bear spray. At one point it was within 40 yards or maybe even closer. Sorry about the poor photo, I was more focused on getting away.

Grizzly Bear

 

Great shot, @Connor Cochrane.  My hand would not have been so steady.  

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