My aged companion, Crisp, had suggested a farm visit to the Kemperton Family Fun Farm as something different for us to do.
It was a lovely day, and the farm was set up for visitors. Crisp had a good time until she ventured too near the alpacas. Crisp had claimed to come from a farming background and was particularly interested in the alpacas.
However, once she went into their enclosure, she was confronted by one young alpaca not at all happy with her invading his territory.
He charged, knocking her over. Crisp went down in a cloud of dust and alpaca manure. She sat on the ground looking straight at her attacker who snorted at her and then spat something best described as unsavoury into her face.
Seconds later she was rescued by a farm attendant, but to her disgust, the taste of alpaca spit stayed with her all day.