Death Valley Llamas!!!
Posted by Dezdan on November 10, 2002 at 22:32:46:
In Reply to: Re: altered state of Death Valley posted by Pugsly on November 10, 2002 at 21:15:57:
Some of you blokes out there may be seriously doubting Pugsly advice, but let me tell you it is not joke! Death Valleys Burro population has seriously decreased over the last 10 years due to the ever increasing populations of the Llamas! In fact there is a good sized heard of them living in/around Redlands Canyon. This last summer while spending some time at the Geologist Cabin, I had an encounter with a young Llama. Unknown to me, he had come down from the hills above the cabin to investigate what I was doing. I had just set my camera up on a tripod and had my back to the hills while I was cleaning some filters. Suddenly I heard this noise and turned around to find this Llama no more then 6 feet away from me! Quickly thinking, I snapped the shot, grabbed my camera and took off running looking for a safe place to hide. As it turns out I made my way into the Geologist Cabin Outhouse (don't ask, I was not thinking, just running) and right behind me was that young Llama! I quickly caught my breath while thinking what a lucky SOB I was to out run that fellow. He stayed staked outside for about 4 hours, all while kicking and spiting trying to make his way in. Every half-hour or so I would take that scorpion stick and stick it through the gap between the door and the frame of the outhouse just to see if he would bite at it. Finally 4 hours later I stuck the stick out and there was no biting at it, so with the speed of a fat who had just been chased by a Llama I hauled ass toward the truck, got in and sped off vowing to never return to the Butte Valley area alone!