things you see when out for a run..
on my run yesterday i encountered 6 deers that ran across the path infront of me and later my route was blocked by a heard of exmoor ponies with just a mile to go to my half way point. i tried to get them to move but they were not budging.
Am loving all the wildlife stories .
Just got in from a cross country race that involved running through a field containing woolly cows - don't know the make or model - just that two of them looked like pandas! Hoping someone got a photo so I can show you all. Luckily they stayed in the corner when we all came trampling through.
hahahaha - here they are - the panda cows:
belted galloways I would suggest, although they are usually black and white. Panda cows seems a much more appropriate name though
the farm I help out at has a very friendly bull who loves a scratch but you forget that he weighs over a ton and often see walkers exiting his field rather rapidly.
Belted galloways eh! Looking forward to telling everyone when I see them next weekend - we were all wondering what they were
Aren't buffalo rather big? I think I'd be a bit scared if I saw one of those wandering round here. And llamas always make me think of those with 2 heads - Dr Doolittle style (or maybe I dreamed them).
SFTL - Yip - were you there? - what a fantastic course eh? I loved it!
The Llamas might be alpaca's apparantly as they have a permed fringe! but are friendly and cute looking.
Spot the difference
The Buffulo are huuuuuge, very smelly and look aggresive so I stay on the other side of the barriers, They are held in by the motorway style armco barriers!
All this is in North Hampshire, just outside basingstoke
I'm sure Choisty'd bring it half way for you!
Can you ride them? Perfect lift home for an out 'n' back...
Choisty - the easiest way to tell the difference between llamas and alpacas is the size. A full grown llama can be approx 6ft (measured to the top of it's head), alpacas are smaller (about 4.5-5ft). Llamas also have slightly longer heads, but if you don't have a handy alpaca with you for comparison that might be less useful.
Glad they are being friendly, they are lovely animals but definitely ones to keep on the right side of, when they spit at you it's not just high-velocity saliva but fermenting green stomach contents too. (They are really skilled at it and an amazing aim too - put all the runners who misfire and hit other runners trainers in busy races to shame!). Very wise not to mess with the buffalo, especially if they have wee ones around..
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