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Ask 13: Unfamiliar animals pique curiosity in Fletcher

Llamas have just arrived at their new home in a Fletcher neighborhood, and lots of people have questions about the animals. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Llamas have just arrived at their new home in a Fletcher neighborhood, and lots of people have questions about the animals.

"I was wondering about the llamas on the corner of Mills Gap and Hoopers Creek," Zach Carter wrote Ask 13. "Are they pets? Is someone starting a petting zoo? My neighbor's kids want to go visit them."

The three llamas are part of Reach for Independence.

"We're a provider for services for folks with intellectual developmental disabilities," Wanda Stills, of Reach for Independence, said.

Stills said the llamas arrived a few weeks ago and will work as therapeutic animals for center's clients.

"And they'll be learning all about how to take care of them and train them," she said.

Adam Brackett, of Reach for Independence, said the llamas are very sweet animals.

"They're very curious animals," he said. "They see something new, they've got to go check it out."

And the clients are just as curious.

"As you can see, man, they love touching them and love being touched," Brackett said.

Llamas are often used as therapeutic animals because of their docile nature.

"We're really excited. We have huge plans for these llamas," Stills said.

If you have a question you'd like answered, write to Ask13@WLOS.com.

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