PIRATE was purchaed as part of a pakage rescue mission late April of 09. I found him while doing some consulting work along with a female and thier 2 year old son. All three were near starvation and were not given outside exercise or grazing. They were being housed in a goat barn in ankle deep manure with open sores and other medical problems. Because of my love of Llamas I bought them to get them off that farm rather than contacting the authorities fearing the animals would be put down. I'm sure I made the right move. All three have greatly improved and are now doing fine. PIRATE started his PR career this summer with the local Fireman's parade and picnic where he was a big hit. Though somewhat small for his supposed age he displays the normal Llama traits and made a good comparison animal against my PR Alpacas. Of course the eating from everyone's hands made him a big hit also. PIRATE is fully recovered from his previous ordeal healthwise and temperament. He is a little stand offish at times but loves attention and responds to his name. He has done several other PR events with us and also helps us work with many of our disabled friends. As a pet, compainion, PR or Rehab Llama he will not disapoint you. We believe he is about 5 years old and though not a mini he is small for his age making him easy to hande. He gets along well with all the other animals here including our dogs and just loves kids. If PIRATE is not sold prior to sping we will be cross trainging him for the performance ring and his price will increase. Better get him now.