What in the world is a guard llama?
Guard llamas are specially selected to protect herds of sheep and goats. In fact, they’ve been stealing jobs from guard dogs for decades.
Guard llamas bond quickly to their companions and become exceedingly protective of them. There is no extended training period or getting-to-know-one-another phase. These devoted, mild-mannered llamas wander around watching over their flock quietly and happily. Until, that is, their protection skills are needed.
Just like your Guard Llama, living guard llamas mean business when danger is near. (Unlike your Guard Llama, they may let out a truly odd warning call like a rusty hinge.) They investigate a strange animal as if they want to smell it, then strike. This part isn’t cute or cuddly, involving the llama’s front legs “windmilling” on the stranger. But it is highly effective. Luckily, often just a staredown from a 6-foot tall llama sends an unwanted predator packing.