Are they expensive to keep? Feed, vet bills, etc.? Are they expensive to buy? Reason why I'm asking is that I'm thinking about getting me a good pack animal for when I go hunting. I'm not quit a young man anymore and packing my portable ladder, tree stand, bow or gun, plus backpack filled with a days supply of essentials in one trip is just too much for me anymore. Even worse is if I get lucky enough to catch a deer. Then I have to drag it back with all the other stuff too. I'm thinking a good lama could haul all that stuff for me and then when I get to where I'm going to hunt, I'll unload it all and then tie the lama up to a tree down in the holler below where I can keep and eye on it. I hunt on top of the ridges and use the hollers for traveling. I know it depends on the size of the lama but what weight capacity could I expect out of a lama? Are they more well tempered then a mule? I know they are suppose to spit at you but is that only to strangers? I can get very mad and destructive when someone spits in my face!!! :flame: More questions. Can they be used for carts, pulling small logs, etc.?