Word reaches The Croft that today in Ness, a man on a motorbike ended up in hospital with concussion, dislocated knee and a broken arm after hitting a…llama.

The animal ignored advice from the local ovine population regarding road safety e.g. stay on the road and face down oncoming traffic and instead leapt into the bike’s path from a ditch.

While the rider was sped away to Ospadal Nan Eilean for treatment, unfortunately the llama didn’t make it.

(I have to admit I laughed when I first heard. Sorry. RIP Alpaca.)