I'll have more pictures and information up later this week, but I wanted to post these two pictures. There was a quiet moment in the barn one day and I wandered around with my camera. Turning the corner of one aisle I saw this and thought, "My that's rather unusual" and took the picture. Without thinking I took another before my brain registered the fact that this alpaca was making a run for it!
I dropped the camera and lunged for him but was too late - he was out. I grabbed a lead and walked over to where he was checking out a couple of the ladies, clipped it on and then got him back in the stall.
It was a brief moment of freedom for young Hercules and I felt rather bad about not allowing him more time to explore. I met his owners the next day and promised to send the photos. They are lovely people with a farm near Woodstock.