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In The 70's I worked for a Residential Treatment Centre for High Needs Children

In a Rural area had 12 homes/farms

had animals all over the place 

it was great

This was not mine but was considered a Communal Pet

A Llama named Horns of Plenty

In the barn  it was one of the sweetest Beasties going

but outside one of the most miserable beasts  I have ever seen

Charged People spit at them if you got to close

Llama spit is highly acidic

finally had to get rid of it

took it to a Zoo

that lasted about 2 weeks

Horns was very aggressive towards the other ones

not sure where it went 

I had 2 goats  wonderful animals 

very very friendly

and a Goose named Theodore

We also had Highland Cattle  just like pets

Got  a Highland Bull   we were warned to stay away before it arrived

day it came  unloaded it got promptly chased by one of the goats to establish the Pecking Order

the goat ruled

The Bull turned out to be friendly and was very similar to a dog

Followed us everywhere loved attention  and would play with us 

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I had 4 toads, but they weren't exactly pets. I caught them to enter in a city sponsored pet contest. One of the prizes was for Ugliest Pet. I thought I would win and I did. I let them go the same day. I did have a white rabbit a magician gave me at his show, I once worked with a gal who had a few ostriches!
 

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Wow! What interesting stories from both of you! Really enjoyed reading them! No reports about unique pets from me though. In the late 60s a cousin had a pet frog that his parents had bought for him. Not long after that frogs were outlawed as pets, because they could spread disease or something. As a child, I thought that was strange, and that his frog probably was poisonous all the time that he had it. As a child I remember thinking that I was glad he didn't die.
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Originally Posted by thetinmansfolly
In The 70's I worked for a Residential Treatment Centre for High Needs Children

In a Rural area had 12 homes/farms

had animals all over the place 

it was great

This was not mine but was considered a Communal Pet

A Llama named Horns of Plenty

In the barn  it was one of the sweetest Beasties going

but outside one of the most miserable beasts  I have ever seen

Charged People spit at them if you got to close

Llama spit is highly acidic

finally had to get rid of it

took it to a Zoo

that lasted about 2 weeks

Horns was very aggressive towards the other ones

not sure where it went 

I had 2 goats  wonderful animals 

very very friendly

and a Goose named Theodore

We also had Highland Cattle  just like pets

Got  a Highland Bull   we were warned to stay away before it arrived

day it came  unloaded it got promptly chased by one of the goats to establish the Pecking Order

the goat ruled

The Bull turned out to be friendly and was very similar to a dog

Followed us everywhere loved attention  and would play with us 



I love your avatar, and you have beautiful postcards in your shop, giving it an lovely, nostalgic feel.

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"but outside one of the most miserable beasts I have ever seen. Charged people spit at them if you got to close"

I have been watching Dr. Jeff on TV and he spends a lot of time neutering ALL kinds of animals, partly because it makes them less aggressive. This llama might have made a wonderful pet if this had been done. I'm assuming it wasn't. Personally, I prefer alpacas, but then they produce my favorite yarn.

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