We were lucky to see some alpacas being sheared outside of Albany in Western Australia. Thanks to our Taiwanese friends Stephanie and Victor for inviting us!
The alpacas were nervous to begin with – they were bleating miserably. Even though the shearing doesn’t hurt them, it must be uncomfortable!The shearers put them down on the ground as gently as possible. Some of the feistier animals struggled and complained loudly.Once they were down, they had their toenails and teeth cut before getting shorn. It was quite intense and I decided to leave the room after a bit. They look very skinny and miserable by the end of it, but in the hot summer months who wouldn’t be happier naked?