[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
IS a mild, timorous creature, not above four feet in height, and generally of a brown colour. They are used as beasts of burthen by the South Americans, and are so capriciously vindictive, that if their drivers strike them, they immediately squat down, and nothing but caresses can humour them to rise again. When provoked they spit at their adversary a strong acid liquid that inflames the skin. – The Pacos are somewhat less than the Lhama and of different colours in a domestic state. They are used for the same purposes, and differ little in habits and nature. The wool of both these animals is made use of for several purposes, and is a principal ingredient in the composition of hats, in several parts of the new and old continent.