RIP Jesse- He was a good llama

I say we start a gofundme to finance a statue of Jessie somewhere 

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iclimb513 - He looks nice. What was his name again? Dolly?

RIP Dolly Llama

My buddy had Dolly Llama, Osama Bin Llama, and Obama Llama, lol. Osama is the llama that I ate some of.

What about shama llama ding dong? 

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MichaelVronsky -

RIP buddy

the super soaker story had me rolling. just picturing a grown man emptying a supersoaker in a llamas face, just standing there. 

Exactly as silly as you picture it. Neither of us were sure what I was doing.

rhino x2 - Cool animal he looked like a character !

Rip

He had a pretty big personality. If he caught you slipping he’d grab your hat off of your head and start running.

Anytime I did any work down there I had to be careful about where I put stuff cause he’d immediately start messing with things. They are very curious but usually shy. He wasn’t shy. 

One time I had my truck in there and I swear I only turned around for a second and all of a sudden he’s got my tool belt in his mouth from the floor board of inside my truck and hes swinging it around, nails flying everywhere. Took an hour to find em all. Did the same thing with a box of screws once. He would just follow me around like a big old dog. He would drink PBR out of my hand, lol, and if I opened a can of chew he’d come and try to stick his nose in the can.

His favorite thing in the world was grapes.

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rhino x2 - Cool animal he looked like a character !

Rip

He had a pretty big personality. If he caught you slipping he’d grab your hat off of your head and start running.

Anytime I did any work down there I had to be careful about where I put stuff cause he’d immediately start messing with things. They are very curious but usually shy. He wasn’t shy. 

One time I had my truck in there and I swear I only turned around for a second and all of a sudden he’s got my tool belt in his mouth from the floor board of inside my truck and hes swinging it around, nails flying everywhere. Took an hour to find em all. Did the same thing with a box of screws once. He would just follow me around like a big old dog. He would drink PBR out of my hand, lol, and if I opened a can of chew he’d come and try to stick his nose in the can.

His favorite thing in the world was grapes.

fucking awesome man

these stories are bringing a huge smile to my face

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Do llamas form a bond with their owner? I'm not expecting it to be on the level of a dog but do they recognize you as their owner? Would he act differently when you walked up vs a random person? 

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Mountain Medic -
rhino x2 - Cool animal he looked like a character !

Rip

He had a pretty big personality. If he caught you slipping he’d grab your hat off of your head and start running.

Anytime I did any work down there I had to be careful about where I put stuff cause he’d immediately start messing with things. They are very curious but usually shy. He wasn’t shy. 

One time I had my truck in there and I swear I only turned around for a second and all of a sudden he’s got my tool belt in his mouth from the floor board of inside my truck and hes swinging it around, nails flying everywhere. Took an hour to find em all. Did the same thing with a box of screws once. He would just follow me around like a big old dog. He would drink PBR out of my hand, lol, and if I opened a can of chew he’d come and try to stick his nose in the can.

His favorite thing in the world was grapes.

Him being so curious reminds me of a couple cows my grandpa had. I'd be out there working and if I turned my head for a second one of them would have one of my tools in it's mouth tossing it around. One of them stole a heavy ass pole saw from me once. 

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MojoSoDope -

Do llamas form a bond with their owner? I'm not expecting it to be on the level of a dog but do they recognize you as their owner? Would he act differently when you walked up vs a random person? 

It varies, but generally yes. But is that just recognizing "that's the animal that brings me food"?

Jesse would be not necessarily an outlier but would be on the extreme end of the "Antisocial asshole - Oddly friendly" spectrum. 

Some just don't care about anything but llama stuff, they'll go along to get along.

One of my other boys, noah, was apparently very little when he got to the rescue and was handled a bit too much. So he is very friendly and curious as well. When we got them we were told that noah was very bonded to jesse, that jesse had pretty much taken him under his wing and was his protector. So alot of Jesse's mannerisms rubbed off on noah and he is also a very good boy. Super easy to catch and harness, a dream on the trail- very trusting that I wont take him into bad places, doesn't freak out over downed trees that have to be jumped over. He's so good that if I'm fighting with another one I'll just take Noah out of the string and he'll just fall in back like he's still tied to the string. I don't need to tie him out when camping like the rest of them, he's not leaving his herd or his source of delicious treats (me).

RIP 

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MojoSoDope -
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He looks like hes about to put a loogie right between your eyes. 

Ive only ever been spit on once and that was me getting caught in some crossfire, lol. If you get spit on you've ignored about 20 warnings.

When I first got these guys they came from a larger herd. All of a sudden it's just those four so they needed to work out the new herd dynamic. After a couple days of fighting with another one jesse came out on top and was running the pasture. He got cocky though and was being pushy with me. Real pushy.

So I took the advice of an older llama packer who said "you have to be the baddest llama there. Get a super soaker and next time he gets uppity give him a good squirt. You'll be the best spitter they've ever seen"

Sure enough, next day he was trying to crowd me for food and from about a foot away I unloaded the entire super soaker in his face. Took like 30 seconds and he just stood there and took it. Then he walked over to the other side of the pasture and pouted/thought about it for a couple hours.

After that he was the best guy ever. Gentle, loyal, super easy to work with. He would regulate the others if they acted up so I didn't have to.

This is the best post I have ever read on the OG

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Jedburgh1 -
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MojoSoDope -
Mountain Medic -

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He looks like hes about to put a loogie right between your eyes. 

Ive only ever been spit on once and that was me getting caught in some crossfire, lol. If you get spit on you've ignored about 20 warnings.

When I first got these guys they came from a larger herd. All of a sudden it's just those four so they needed to work out the new herd dynamic. After a couple days of fighting with another one jesse came out on top and was running the pasture. He got cocky though and was being pushy with me. Real pushy.

So I took the advice of an older llama packer who said "you have to be the baddest llama there. Get a super soaker and next time he gets uppity give him a good squirt. You'll be the best spitter they've ever seen"

Sure enough, next day he was trying to crowd me for food and from about a foot away I unloaded the entire super soaker in his face. Took like 30 seconds and he just stood there and took it. Then he walked over to the other side of the pasture and pouted/thought about it for a couple hours.

After that he was the best guy ever. Gentle, loyal, super easy to work with. He would regulate the others if they acted up so I didn't have to.

This is the best post I have ever read on the OG

Thanks man. How did your show go?

I believe I was told it was amazing, and all my friends and their wives that know me professionally especially liked Performer “Jed” 

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RIP Jesse.

Are llamas recreational? Do they produce anything?

I've been drinking for 3 days straight for Jesse.

Passive Jay -

RIP Jesse.

Are llamas recreational? Do they produce anything?

Wool if you want to work em that way. It's pretty good stuff when done right. I just shave em and throw it in the burn pile. You saw those pics, they get nasty over winter. Sticks, rocks, pinecones.... It gets gnarly lol.

They have been used for food. They don't taste bad.

Professional packers have been using them forever. USFS uses them alot.

Mine are packers a few weeks a year and yard art the rest of the time.

papa pump -

I've been drinking for 3 days straight for Jesse.

Impressive, he's only been dead for two.

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RIP Jesse.

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raise my glass to ol Jess

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Subbed to read between fights

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blm - black llamas matter