When you’ve got it, you’ve got it.
And this Alpaca got it.
Originally posted to Reddit by u/Growlithe99, “🔥 Surprise encounter with this chonky boi” shows just how confident and undeterred these fluffy South American mammals can be.
After stopping their car on a mountain road, the driver in their video has their window rolled down and is observing the alpaca as it nears. It comes so near, in fact, that it nearly sticks its head inside the driver-side window.
How do you best describe the bearing of an alpaca like this? Regal? Curious? Cordial?
All that, and exceptionally fluffy.
Here’s what the rest of Reddit had to say:
I want to pet the low flying cloud,” commented u/oldguykicks.
“Gonna need to see your license and registration sir,” wrote u/nobody_likes_soda.
“Sir, this isn’t not a legitimate license, it’s not even llammanated,” commented u/23×3.
“I think its it’s an alpaca,” wrote u/Super_Vegeta.
“From the looks of it he paca heavy lunch,” added u/Downtherabbithole913.
Redditor u/UWroteABadSongPetey offered this point of clarification.
“He looks cuddly but hate to disappoint it’s a thick mat of knots, under the surface sticks, grass, etc. they hide it well but it’s always there Source: grew up on a llama farm.”
Meanwhile, the video brought back a vivid memory for jupiter_was_here.
“Visited a llama farm for a class trip back in 6th grade,” they wrote. “Its been a decade and I can still feel that itchy fur in my mind. Also one of them spat on Mrs. Nelson who was an absolute sweetheart. Little bastards.”
According to Live Science, there are technically no wild alpacas in the world.
“Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes. Alpacas are related to llamas, which are domesticated versions of another wild Andean ruminant, the guanaco. While llamas are used as pack animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool.”
Watch for yourself and tell us what you think!
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.