Alpacas graze at Cassville Library

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Charlie Phaneuf, 5, of Cassville, tries to pet Raider, a 4-month-old male Suri alpaca, at the Cassville Branch Library. The library hosted "Pet-A-'Paca" Saturday for area youth to get to meet the animals. Jason Johnston

Jane Severson, who works at the Cassville Branch Library, stares at Raider, a 4-month-old male Suri alpaca, outside the library Saturday. Jason Johnsto /
Nazik, left, an 18-month male Suri alpaca, smooches a tree at the Cassville Branch Library Saturday while Irene Hixson pets Raider, a 4-month-old male Suri alpaca. Hixson helps Stacy Siler, the owner of a Suri alpaca farm at 717 S. Gilman Ave. in Wheaton. Siler and Hixson brought the two alpacas as learning tools for the public. Jason Johnston
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