6 Llamas Found Mysteriously Mauled to Death On Kentucky Farm

Owners of a Kentucky llama farm are shocked after six of their animals died Monday in a gruesome attack.

Caroline Willette, one of the owners of Louisville Llama Farm, said she woke up around 7:30 a.m. to see blood and tufts of wool spread around the barn and her property. The farm is located behind the Louisville Zoo.

Five of the llamas were found dead with bite marks behind their ears and by their flanks. Another llama was badly injured and needed to be put down, Willette said.

A fence near the front of the farm’s property was smashed and covered in blood when one of the llamas “tried to run away,” she said.

“I know they are just livestock,” Willette said. “But these were my babies.”

She had names for them, like Boo who was born on Halloween, or No White, a pun on Snow White. Both were mauled by an unknown animal.

A spokeswoman with Louisville Metro Animal Services said the agency is investigating and going door to door to see whether neighbors heard or saw anything. “At this point, we can only say the llamas were attacked by a large animal,” she said.

A spokesperson for the nearby Louisville Zoo said it was unfamiliar with the situation.

At least two other llamas were injured, Willette said. She estimated that at least $10,000 in damage had been done with their deaths.

A spokeswoman with Louisville Metro Animal Services said the agency is investigating and going door to door to see whether neighbors heard or saw anything. “At this point, we can only say the llamas were attacked by a large animal,” she said.

A spokesperson for the nearby Louisville Zoo said it was unfamiliar with the situation.

At least two other llamas were injured, Willette said. She estimated that at least $10,000 in damage had been done with their deaths.

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SOURCE: USA Today, by Thomas Novelly