Friday, November 25, 2005


Why it’s a bad idea to be ‘huggy-kissy’ with llamas

`The first hint Dale Airsman got that his morning’s chores might end badly was the unusual growl from Charlie, a 4-year old llama.

The noise graduated to a high-pitched squeal, whereupon Charlie spit, flattened his ears back and bared his teeth, including the three sets of razor-sharp “fighting teeth,” which llamas use to rip the scrotum from male competitors in the wild.

Fortunately for Mr. Airsman, an electronics technician from Jenner Township in Somerset County, Charlie went for his upper arm.’

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