I’ve seen all kinds of strange animals this week. On Monday I saw the two mating black snakes at the lake. Today I had a surprise waiting for me at the nearby Ingles supermarket.
I was loading the groceries into my car, looked up for a minute, and there by a shady area near the service road were some animals I definitely didn’t expect. At first I wasn’t sure what they were, so I walked a little closer to get a better view. They were llamas, grazing on the grass under the trees! What were llamas doing here of all places? Then I saw two trailers parked nearby, and a man who appeared to be their owner. He said he was returning from an exotic animal show in Virginia and was letting his llamas out for air and exercise.
I started taking pictures. The llamas seemed friendly enough. They came in every color–tan, brown, russet, black, greyish. A couple of the llamas just ignored ignored me. A few of the others looked up curiously, then got back to munching the grass.
Never in a million years did I expect to see llamas at the grocery store. You just never know what kind of surprises life has in store for you.
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