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Llama Walk

On Sunday 11th May thirteen students from Year 8 went walking with llamas. We all had one llama between two and the teachers had one llama between them all. Before we started the lady who was running the walk told us that we weren’t allowed to touch any of the llamas's faces because they would spit at us. The spit that they bring up is actually what is in their stomach so they are basically vomiting on you.

Once we started walking the llamas all got into line, the leader and then the followers. It stayed like this for most of the walk. The llamas were very strong so it was very hard to keep them under control; if you wanted them to stop you had to lean back and put your whole body weight into stopping the llama from walking further. We did a round trip and we went through quite a few muddy bogs and one of us nearly lost a boot.

At the end we fed the llamas. One llama called ‘Louis’ was the first one over and started eating straight away.

We all had a great time and I think the adults enjoyed it too.

by Christopher Rice



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