It is with great sadness that I report to you that we have suffered yet another loss here on the ranch, this time due to unfortunate circumstances resulting in a great tragedy.
Our rose grey herdsire “Fire-N-Ice Storm” (not to be confused with out new dog Storm) whom we sold to another farm in WI at 4 months old, was tragically killed in a bear attack last spring. We have just learned of this accident recently when we contacted his new owner wondering if he had any cria on the ground yet. When we sold Storm, we sold him with a clause in the contract that we would still get to breed our unrelated Dams with him. He has such beautiful color, it is a shame that he never passed on those genes. Apparently the bear pulled him over a fence and dragged him away. An adult male alpaca can weigh upwards of 250 lbs. this must of been a rather large bear. As that young cria, Storm was probably our most lovable and curious. Any time we were out in the pasture he would come running up to greet us. We will miss him.