28 January 2012

The Road to Venezuela

A friend who keeps her horses at our field had two llamas delivered yesterday. As soon as they were let loose in the enclosure that had been designated for them, one jumped a series of fences and disappeared into the distance. She is still at large, despite several sightings, and today we spent a few hours combing the countryside for her. Unfortunately, the topography of the Berkshire Downs does not afford extensive views and there is an abundance of cover. It could be a long time before she's caught: it might never happen. A llama hunt is, however, a rare experience, although a request for volunteers to assist - just take a long training run in an area of outstanding natural beauty, for goodness' sake! - at the start of this morning's Parkrun fell on deaf ears.

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