Brisk weather didn’t deter a large crowd from showing up to Sweet Blossom Alpacas’ fifth annual Alpaca Open House, in Dade City.
Visitors could get a close-up look at alpacas and llamas, feed the animals and pose for photographs with the animals near them.
The event was held on a 15-acre farm, at 37543 Pappy Road, just minutes off of Interstate 75.
Besides checking out the animals, visitors could buy alpaca products, including hats, socks, scarves, shawls, rugs, raw fiber and yarn.
During the open house, one alpaca photo-bombed a picture, while another gazed in curiosity as a photographer clicked his camera.
According to Sweet Blossom’s website, alpacas are “somewhat timid, but very curious and intelligent.” The website adds: “they are more cat-like than dog-like in their attitude towards us humans.”
Two-year-old Zooey Ferland, of Dade City, displayed no fear during her first encounter with a llama at the open house.
She was there with her mom and dad, Kristin and Alex. Alex works at the zoo at Busch Gardens. That’s why Zooey’s name is spelled that way.
Published November 20, 2019
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