I tend to forget the reaction of most people when they see an alpaca for the first time - especially when it's in a location like the front lawn of a nursing home. As it was a warm, sunny, holiday weekend there were lots of visitors who all wanted to take a close look at Maggie.
Unfortunately, she doesn't have any experience with strangers wanting to touch her, so it was a bit unsettling for her. However, it's the rare alpaca that won't get close when there are some treats on offer:
My sister Karen was a big help and got a nice reward from Maggie:
But look at this! When we got back to the farm, we had to walk Maggie past Johnny Popper who reached over and took a big chunk of her lovely, once-in-a-lifetime cria fleece. In this photo, a bit of Maggie is hanging out of Johnny Popper's mouth. Maybe he was jealous that he didn't get to go anywhere.