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Mr en Mrs Smith

The Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid.


Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft) to 5,000 m (16,404 ft) meters above sea-level, throughout the year. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, alpacas were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items.


Alpacas have been domesticated for thousands of years. In fact, the Moche people of Northern Peru often used alpaca images in their art. There are no wild alpacas. The closest living species are the wild vicuña, also native to South America, which is believed to be the wild ancestor of the alpaca. The alpaca is larger than the vicuña but smaller than the other camelid species. So far the story about these cute animals according to Wikipedia.


Anyway... what are Mr and Mrs Smith (real names yet unknown) doing in Holland with no mountains at all? They are watching... they are watching cars go by all day long and wondering where they are and that's for sure about 20 feet or so below sea-level!. They do have one mountain of two feet high, a nice shelter, a stack of hay and lots of love!!!


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Taken on June 2, 2009