mb - Lama in the Emmental

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Comments (15)

Tamás Borbély on May 8, 2008

This is a real curiosity May and I think that he(she) does not live in a zoo! Very beautiful photo May ! Cheers, Tamás

May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 8, 2008

Thank you Hamza and Tamás!

Yes, it is a curiosity, Tamás, but we see them quite often now on farms, they keep them like sheep or cattle.

Best wishes, May

Marilyn Whiteley on May 9, 2008

I'm enjoying your Swiss llama, May! Do farmers there sometimes use them to protect sheep? A few do in North America.

Yesterday we visited an archaeological site (some pre-Inca truncated pyramids) where they keep more than 100 llamas!

Best regards, Marilyn

May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 10, 2008

Thank you so much, Marilyn, to leave the llamas and the place you are visiting to see the lama in my collection ;) It must have been quite a sight to view this herd of 100 llamas in their original surroundings, Marilyn!

A few farmers keep them here for trekking tours and for therapeutical reasons, they carry the bags of the tourists. ;)

To protect the sheep from wolves, which sometimes cross the borders from Italy, they are keeping donkeys to protect the sheep, as they do in Italy as well.

I wish you all the best, May

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on May 10, 2008

Beautifully captured, doesn´t seem he miss his original land

May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 11, 2008

Thank you, Edmundo! Probably he never was in his original land :) They are bred here by a few farmers.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 13, 2008

The really nice thing about your gallery is that you never know what is coming next. (unless you select each thumbnail in turn). So many wonderful pets May. Your life must be fun-filled with all these amazing creatures in your midst.

Lovely natural photos May.


May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 14, 2008

Thank you, Jim! I have so many photos, which I would like to upload for my friends… I am afraid I never catch up. I have still many more photos from Scotland, Ireland and the Canary islands, even from England. And probably I am going to England and Scotland again in June, so there will be even more. ;)

I see those animals only, when I get near those farms. I don't keep animals for myself, it's too often that I am away.

My best greetings, May

alear on May 23, 2008

Es una llama privilegiada..!!! Saludos May Alejandro:D

May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 23, 2008

Gracias, Alejandro! No estoy seguro que es privilegiada. Posibilmente tiene la nostalgia por los Andes! ;)

Saludos, May

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 23, 2008

Swissmay, this photo make me to smile a lot. It is incredible to have lamas in Switzerland but seems it is not impossible.. :-))))))))

May Margrit B. (Swis… on May 24, 2008

:)) Thank you for your visit at the "Swiss" lamas, Mimipet! Yes, it seems to be incredible to see Lamas in Switzerland. The first time I saw some, I didn't believe my eyes, but they seem to get accustomed here easily. Greetings to you, May

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 25, 2008

I see.. thanks for information May!

Ivonna Nowicka - No … on June 18, 2008

All this discussion about llamas in Switzerland shows that panoramio has an educational side to it as well : ) Actually it was in Switzerland that I bought my Peruvian pipe - kena. The mountains - that's another link between Switzerland and Equador and Peru. Maybe we should organize a trip to look for twin-Macchu Picchu in the Swiss Alps : ) Cheers from Warsaw, as yet withoul llamas

May Margrit B. (Swis… on June 29, 2008

Thank you, Ivonna! :) Machu Picchu in Switzerland would be a very great surprise, since I think, that every m2 has been viewed here, but who knows, what is hidden under ground and below the glaciers.

I have really seen a Llama farm in Scotland during my stay during the last weeks. ;)

My best greetings, May

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  • Uploaded on May 7, 2008
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    by May Margrit B. (Swis…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/01/20 15:58:09
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash