A very unique trip to the grocery store.


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.

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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.

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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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