Sighting on Aspatuck: a 'Llama-Deer'

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sighting on Aspatuck: a 'Llama-Deer'

Well, that's what my wife, perhaps our foremost local Odocoileus virginianus-ologist calls it... at least second only to Bill Bennett.

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(Mr. Bennett has yet to see the creature in the wild.)

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To my untrained eye, based on her iPhone photos... they don't seem to make a macro lens for her device yet... it looked like a dappled albino deer of some sort... but what do I know?

Still, Jeanne was persistent:

"Didn't your friend Steve Frankfurt keep llamas on his place just over Turkey Bridge?"

In fact, Steve and Kay Frankfurt did have half-a-dozen or so llamas at their home on Quiogue about 20 years back.

When I acknowledged the truth of this, my wife uttered a triumphal "A HA!"

"What?" she was asked.

Husband's gotta choose his battles carefully, so I disen­gag­ed while Jeanne went off to research the genetic likeli­hood of such a union.

If I don't hear another "A HA!" in the next several hours, then this subject will never again be broached by me.

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