We Have the Most Wonderful Farm Visitors!

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We Have the Most Wonderful Farm Visitors!

At the end of each day I can honestly say we have some of the coolest farm visitors on earth! During the daylight hours we have farm visitors that want to see alpacas and learn all things surrounding alpaca ownership. But the human farm visitors are only one piece of our lives.

The spots on their tiny little bodies will help hide them in the tall summer grass.

 

When the sun sets a totally different range of farm visitors appear in the darkness of night. Our trail cams and other hidden cameras tucked secretly away on the property never cease to amaze me when I browse through the daily photos.

Newborn fawn!

Newborn fawn!

Newborn Whitetail fawns come out to play and to learn secret methods of hiding from predators.  They know to obey their mom’s instructions immediately from birth.

 

 

 

Not all visitors are welcome at our farm but we sincerely try to stick with the “live and let live” philosophy… unless they get too close to our home or the alpacas.  Unfortunately visitors get their directions confused during heavy rains and flooding which seems to happen often in the Texas springtime.  We wear good, sturdy boots and watch where we walk.  This bad boy saw us before we saw him.  There is no mistaking that mouth and it being a warning to stay back.

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Most of our furry visitors really do not like to be seen or heard.  They show up for a quick meal then disappear into the deeply wooded forest.

Feral hogs!

Feral hogs!

 

 

Your vision is fine. It really is an elk.

Your vision is fine. It really is an elk… unheard of in East Texas!

 

 

 

 

Giant River Otters visit regularly. They are hilarious!

Giant River Otters visit regularly. They are hilarious!

 

 

 

Poor little duck! It's foot was injured so he stuck around for a few days until all was well again. Then he flew away.

Poor little duck! It’s foot was injured so he stuck around for a few days until all was well again.

 

 

 

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Imagine my surprise when I saw THIS in the trail cam photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-12-29T20:47:44+00:00 April 19th, 2016|, |Comments Off on We Have the Most Wonderful Farm Visitors!

About the Author:

Amy enjoyed an active title insurance and real estate career until discovering alpacas in 1997. A passionate animal advocate and experienced fiber artist of more than 40 years, she raises alpacas in order to hand-spin, dye, knit, crochet and socialize with friends with fiber-related passions.