After one of my Twitter friends said that “Pronking” sounded dirty, I figured I’d better explain what it is. Pronking is a verb that describes the alpacas’ version of skipping. Most of you are familiar with PePe Le Pew doing this when he’s in love. It is like hopping around with all four feet hitting the ground at the same time. There is a kind of “Boing! Boing!” feeling to it. Alpacas do this when they are happy, most often around dusk. Cria (baby alpacas) are most likely to pronk. But it is really heartwarming to see the older (even very pregnant) alpacas pronking in the fields. Truly a joy to behold.
Alpaca pronking pictures above and just below were taken and shared with us by Carolyn Hitchcock of Cameron Mountain Alpacas. Thanks Carolyn!
Above photograph of Raven by Flossie Carmichael of Gentle Grange Alpacas Thanks Flossie!
Above pronking pictures shared with us by Ray Lassiter at Titan Alpacas. Thanks Ray!
Above and below pronking pictures by Carolyn Hitchcock of Cameron Mountain Alpacas.
So, what do you think? Does pronking look like fun or what?
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