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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Do you ever feel like this in the morning?

Well, it looks like it hurts but it's really just a burp or a cough from this friendly alpaca I photographed today at the Children's Zoo in Beacon Hill Park.These delightful creatures are recent additions to the zoo. It's not really a zoo in the sense of having a wide range of wild animals. It has some goats who put up with endless petting from many children, a Vietnamese potbellied pig, some chickens and ducks, peacocks, a few sheep and some miniature horses. While we were there this morning one of the goats was giving birth before an admiring and awestruck bunch of children and their parents.Alpacas are usually very wooly. The zoo alpacas have been shorn so they don't get too hot in our summer weather.

11 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like George W. Bush without makeup.

The photos are very nice. I like these animals too. They always seem to be so peaceful.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Marie Reed said...

Is she singing an opera:)

Boise Diva said...

Yep - my hair looks just like that!

USelaine said...

How did you get that photo of me before my coffee?!

USelaine said...

All right, you've inspired me to have a virtual "makeover". My avatar was made by a cartoonist at Universal Studios when I was about 4 or 5 years old.

crittoria said...

They are so cute!!

• Eliane • said...

Lol!!! Anytime I see one of these, I can't help to think of the Tintin comic books, in which they are so mean. Always spitting in revenge on the Capitaine Haddock's face.

Jilly said...

Just fabulous! I so love, especially, that first photograph. A keeper.

Louis la Vache said...

Uselaine beat "Louis" to it! That's EXACTLY how he feels until he gets the caffeine meter out of the red zone!

Dina said...

What a funny face, that first shot! The shearers really did some creative hair styling here.

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for visiting and commenting. Whatever credit there is should really go to the alpaca more than the photographer. It's hard to take a bad picture of an alpaca.