Apparently, their blood has 4x the amount of hemoglobin that a human does, so they easily live at altitude. And the fur is prized for its soft, warm feel and is found in luxury fabric. Despite the numerous herds on Ruta 40, I struggle to capture their beauty.
The first attempt was to 'sneak' up on them. Basically, kill the engine and roll the last 100 yards to get the camera out. By this time, they generally would turn and jump over the fence intended to keep them off the road. The jump was always from a standstill. Compared to a horse, I'd rate them a 0.5 on a 10 scale on form. No attempt to tuck their knees at all! Bruce did have one double around behind him, then come up from the rear flanking him. Apparently, this country needs more hunters with guns!
And all the while we are getting out "Guac" on, we run into these unexpected finds. The Rhea bird (a small ostrich/emu)! The world needs yet another flightless birdie. But apparently, if you sport a long neck you are in heaven here. Bruce thinks we are going to need a bigger smoker for Thanksgiving though...
We also see a tiny fox, like probably less than a few pounds. And a small 1 pound armadillo.
And how's this for hotel security?