David McDannald

David McDannald cowrote The Last Great Ape, a book of non-fiction about Africa and activism. His work has appeard or is forthcoming in the American Scholar, TriQuarterly, Subtropics, and New Letters.
May 24, 2016

Because there wasn’t enough income to pay a full-time hand, all animals requiring daily care had to go. Mountain lions would eat the Boer goats if they went unsold. An emu, whom the old foreman Cruz had jailed in a derelict tennis court, I freed to earn a living in pasture. So long as they had water and grass, the cattle more or less took care of themselves until roundup.

That left the llama.