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Guard llamas are used in farming to protect sheep, goats, hens or other livestock from coyotes, dogs, foxes and other predators. They are instinctively alert and aware of their surroundings, and they defend against predators by chasing, kicking or spitting at them.

Guard llamas are used in farming to protect sheep, goats, hens or other livestock from coyotes, dogs, foxes and other predators. They are instinctively alert and aware of their surroundings, and they defend against predators by chasing, kicking or spitting at them.

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Stompya
Stompya
6 months ago

Plus they are tall enough to be a guard tower

skleats
skleats
6 months ago

The only one I’ve been around was only effective as an alarm. If the llama was not with the sheep then we knew something was wrong – she would “hide” in the far corner of the pasture.

Koalabella
Koalabella
6 months ago

A friend who had sheep always had a donkey and a llama. The llama was a great watchman, and would try to chase off coyotes. The donkey would swoop in and finish the fight. They would both run to meet you and beg for pets and treats, but they occasionally were a bit bloody.

Space__Man__Spiff
Space__Man__Spiff
6 months ago

I read somewhere that donkeys are also beneficial for livestock protection. There is a photo somewhere of a donkey with a dead coyote in it’s mouth.

hyperbemily
hyperbemily
6 months ago

I remember learning this in college and my professor very pointedly stated “sheep need a herd protector because we’ve overdomesticated them to the point that they’re so dumb, if a predator were to come they would just lay down and die.” And I will always cherish this piece of information.

Pardusco
Pardusco
6 months ago

They gained this behavior from defending their own herds from culpeos and pumas in their native South America.

_Futureghost_
_Futureghost_
6 months ago

Years ago when I moved out into the country I wondered why so many farms had an alpaca or llama. I asked the farm kids at school and they all said this.

Oasis28384
Oasis28384
6 months ago

r/AnimalsBeingBros

Alexblack52
Alexblack52
6 months ago

These guys are such an eco friendly way to keep predators away. No need for the government to spend millions to shoot, trap and poison wolves and coyotes. Plus you can sell their wool. What a bonus.

skyfall91404
skyfall91404
6 months ago
Taptal
Taptal
6 months ago

Sheep dog 2.0

TucksShirtIntoUndies
TucksShirtIntoUndies
6 months ago

They need spike collars.

scsm
scsm
6 months ago

My grandparents raised sheep when I was a kid. I wanted them to get a guard llama so bad. Never did.

kleer001
kleer001
6 months ago

In addition they cannot mate with wild canids. This has happened a few times with male guard dogs mating with female wild wolves.

llamageddon01
llamageddon01
6 months ago

I very much approve of this post!

WaterSourceSoda
WaterSourceSoda
6 months ago

Spit on the non believers

ellieD
ellieD
6 months ago

My friend has a guard llama for her sheep.

I love llamas and think they’re cute, so wanted a closer look. This guy (girl?) AGGRESSIVELY put himself between me and the sheep. Very effective!

EVILEMRE
EVILEMRE
6 months ago

Ya, my parents have one to guard their sheep. His name is Banner. He’s an asshole.

djunktrunk
djunktrunk
6 months ago

Donkeys will perform the same. Neighbors friends has donkeys to protect their livestock. Friends dog went was curious and tried to put his head under the fence to say hi. Donkey wasn’t having it; donkey hair puffed up and came running to stomp the dogs head. That donkey scary!

unusuaLeo
unusuaLeo
6 months ago

yall laughing and joking, but the lama spit is an absolute pain if he got you in a bad spot

moonlove_
moonlove_
6 months ago

#TALL ONE SHALL PROTECT US

DefinetelyNotAPotato
DefinetelyNotAPotato
6 months ago

Good llama.

Pelu_k
Pelu_k
6 months ago

Spitting at them.. ook I laughed way too much at this. Good llamas!

clockworkspuffnsmoke
clockworkspuffnsmoke
6 months ago

Militarized cud with power and accuracy of a M1 tank.

BigBossMan538
BigBossMan538
6 months ago

My uncle had a llama named Chico

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