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Pick a pack of ’pacas

Meet the alpacas of Blackberry Hill farm in Saks

Blackberry Hill Alpacas

Debbi Merrill, owner of Blackberry Hill Alpacas farm in Anniston feeds some of her many alpacas. / Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

The No. 1 question from tourists at Blackberry Hill alpaca farm in Saks isn’t “Can I pet one?” but “Do they spit?” 

They sure do. But mostly at one another and not people, said Debbi Merrill, who owns the farm, store and event venue on Saks Road with her husband, Hank. Merrill has been in the alpaca business for about 15 years, starting with just three alpacas and now handling a herd of 17.

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