When llamas attack (Or is it kissing?)

I covered AgVenture at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.

The annual event brings out third-grade students from all over Stockton. It’s a day of fun, facts and animals.

Near the end of my trip to the fairgrounds (documented in video by Web Content Producer Katie Combs), I ended up over near the animals doing interviews and taking some notes on the scene of things.

Katie was recording the student’s reaction to a llama. (They LOVED the llama.) I was writing a final note when I looked down and saw a hand.

No really.

farmhand

I snapped a shot, because it seemed a little creepy and a lot out of place.

Somewhere a mannequin is missing a hand.

Record Photographer Clifford Oto joked it was a “farm hand.”

When I looked up, a new mass of students was approaching the llama pin. To say they were excited would be a more than mild understatement.

There were squeals of joy. Screams of excitement. Big widening smiles. “Ohhs” and “ahhs” insued.

I wanted to capture that joy, so I pulled out my Droid X and started rolling.

As I followed the llama, the animal approached a man – who looked away only for a moment.

That’s all it took for the llama to do a sneak attack and give him a lick (or a kiss? Can’t really tell). Or at least that’s what it looks like.

The students erupted.

And the llama’s victim? He laughed and moved away from the pin.

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