Can You Dig It?

Here at Scientifically Incorrect Alpaca Farms, we grow our alpacas the old-fashioned, natural way. Our free-range alpacas lay their eggs in the ground, as they have for trillions of years. Then, once the baby alpacas peek above the surface, they’re ready to be harvested. Sure, it takes longer — but it’s worth it.

OK, that’s not what’s actually happening. It seems this baby fell into a badger hole and was missing for 24 hours before farmers found and rescued it. More details at Govin’s Farm on Facebook.

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34 thoughts on “Can You Dig It?

  1. Deborah Gerish May 19, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Oh, poor sweet cria! I’m glad the hoomin was so gentle and careful while digging. Couldn’t tell if mom was worried or just curious.

    • birdcage May 19, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Maybe that wasn’t mom. Maybe it was Cousin Itt.

  2. allein May 19, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    How the heck did he get in there?

    I love the little nose boop with mom once he’s free.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 19, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      The farmers speculated that because alpacas love to roll around in dirt, the baby may have rolled into a hole.

      • Kar May 20, 2016 / 12:00 am

        And Mom really trust the guy too, she’s not freaking out that he’s taking a sharp shovel to her baby’s head.

        Personally, I’d have used a trowel just to be safe.

        Someone on FB said that they should name this little one Jessica/Jesse. Because (s)he fell down a hole and had to be rescued!

        • Juno May 20, 2016 / 10:07 am

          KAR, you may have to explain that reference for some of the younger folks! 😉

  3. birdcage May 19, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Oh the poor bebeh!!!!! I’m so glad they found it before it was too late! And one super-concerned mamapaca, too!

  4. birdcage May 19, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    (Somewhere in that hole is a hungry badger who has been without food for 24 hrs because there was a alpaca cork in the front door …..)

    • Julie May 19, 2016 / 3:31 pm


    • sixkatlady May 19, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Nice Birdcage! That comment made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe!!

      • AJ May 19, 2016 / 4:40 pm

        Me too!! And I’m at work so I can’t laugh too loudly or else colleagues would be concerned that I lost it. Wellll … the last part is true, just no need to advertise it.

    • Mich Patt May 19, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      “Alpaca cork” HA!! *spews yogurt* Note to self: do not snack while reading comments.

    • fkaWaldenPond May 19, 2016 / 7:43 pm


  5. fkaWaldenPond May 19, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    How big is the badger?!

  6. Vanessa Bennett May 19, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Oh what a worried mummy! The conversation between mummy and bebeh was sooooo cute…but it hurt my ovary.

  7. Margaret May 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Badgers! We don’t need no stinking badgers!

    • Ricky's Mom May 19, 2016 / 5:12 pm


  8. ffleur2 May 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    The mother and child reunion is only a shovel away…..(apologies to Paul Simon).

    • Faye May 19, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Nailed it!!

  9. Duckie May 19, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    All I could think at the end was “Get the baby away from the hole, you twit!”

    • Tim McDaniel May 19, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      I *was* half expecting the silly bugger to fall back into the hole.

  10. Faye May 19, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    The cooing was lovely. So glad they found it. Mom’s coat was a beautiful color.

  11. Luv Bunny May 19, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I was thinking the same as you, Duckie. One would think the guy would’ve stood more over the hole so the wobbly bebeh wouldn’t chance falling back in. I still don’t get how a bebeh that size fell into a hole that looks kind of small.

  12. Duckie May 19, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I rewatched it, and this time heard the farmer say, as he reached in for the baby’s bum, “He’s ripe.”

  13. Juno May 19, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    NO MEELKS??? I was sure that would be the first thing that happened once the baby was out of the hole.

  14. sugitomo May 19, 2016 / 9:48 pm alpacas “meep”? And baby alpacas fit in badger holes?

    • allein May 19, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      I went to an alpaca farm a few years ago (tagging along on a “photo field trip” with some friends). There were some young ones, and then there was one smaller baby that they owners said was a surprise. They went out one day and there he was!

      I don’t remember if they made any noises, though.

      • sugitomo May 19, 2016 / 11:39 pm

        I got to hold and take a photo with a baby alpaca in Peru (so soft!!), but no meeping from that little bebeh.

    • Deborah Gerish May 20, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Baby and adult alpacas (and llamas, their cousins) meep a lot. Stand in a crowd of them, and they’ll chat with each other for hours. This is why I need my own herd.

      • sugitomo May 20, 2016 / 7:38 pm

        **puts on alpaca disguise and mingles with Deborah’s herd**

  15. ^oo^ May 20, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Maybe someday I can be a b-earth mother to a baby alpaca…

  16. Alice Shortcake May 20, 2016 / 3:49 am

    You can almost hear Mum saying “I told you OVER AND OVER AGAIN not to play near badger holes!”

    • Kar May 20, 2016 / 5:23 am

      I was thinking, “That stork needs to work on his golf handicap on his own time!!”

  17. 6rabbits May 21, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I can just imagine what the farmer is thinking when he’s on his kness, trying in vain to pull uncooperative bebeh from hole, and plants both hands by the hole and just stares silently at her/him. 😋

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