This bad behavior has been called Berserk Male Syndrome (which was how that stew got its name), as if a hereditary switch was flipped in a seemingly normal animal and his hormones drove him insane. This is simply not true. The animal’s actions are a result of poor handling when young, combined with the onset of adulthood. By calling it “Berserk Male Syndrome,” we are transferring the responsibility of the behavior from the owner to the llama. The truth is, improper human handling creates these dangerous animals.