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llama meat - carcass

Llama Carcass (Argentina)

I'm sure this is from a llama (not a goat), since it has a very long neck, and there was a fresh llama skin nearby.­

This didn't seem to bother the baby llama (cria) that was resting under it.­

In the high lands of south america, llama are livestock, they are just used the same way cows or sheep are used in other places.­ They cannot use cows or sheep there because those animals cannot live above 3,000 m (10,000 feet) elevation.­ So they use llamas.­

Llamas produce wool, and they are eaten as meat, just like cows and other animals we routinely eat. There are plenty of llamas, they have been domesticated for thousands of years and are not threatened by extinction.­ They are just considered "livestock".­

I took this photo in a small farm very high on Route 40 northbound on the way to Abra El Acay (Acay Pass, 4,895 m /­ 16,059 ft).­

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February 11, 2010
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For more information about Llamas, read: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Llama