A llama has given birth on a West Yorkshire farm.
Farmer Roger Nicholson, who currently has his hands full on the busiest lambing night of the year, said the arrival was a shock.
The 73-year-old explained: “We are all running on empty tonight, but we’ll keep going.
“Llamas breed all year round and they stay pregnant for a whole year. It’s difficult to tell when they’re due as they don’t show their pregnancy easy and have very tight stomach muscles.
“We weren’t expecting it - it’s a complete surprise.”
Dad Nigel, a herdsire, is currently expecting crias with five other llamas on the farm.
Roger, who regularly broadcasts live on Facebook from the farm with his son Robert, said he will hold a competition on the social media platform to name the newborn, whose sex is still to be confirmed.
As reported yesterday, tonight’s Lambing Live event includes talks from shepherds, bottle-feeding demonstrations, tractor rides and sheep racing.