Angry llama-alpaca hybrid attacks volunteer
A volunteer enjoyed a hairy first day on the job when an ill-tempered llama-alpaca hybrid chased him out of her pen.
The footage shows Animal Bytes TV producer Brian Barczyk volunteering for the first time at Tri-State Zoological Park in Maryland.
As soon as he enters, he is immediately chased by the animal, which gleefully jumps on him several times as he tries to clean out her pen. Eventually, poor Brian is forced to just leap over a fence. (We can't believe he even stuck around that long! He's a good Samaritan/ glutton for punishment, apparently.)
The attack came as a shock to Brian, who said he'd been expecting a warmer welcome from the four-year-old.
He said: "Misty looked so cute, I was excited to get in her enclosure and clean up. I had no idea she was so upset as I had always heard that llamas were tame. She certainly dispelled that myth and chased me out of the pen."
Tri-State Zoological Park is a non-profit facility that houses mainly exotic animals that are in need of a home.
As far as we know, Misty has yet to apologize.
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