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Egg Farm Hires Alpaca Minders

by 5m Editor
25 September 2007, at 10:00am

UK - A Cornish egg farm has recruited two Peruvian alpacas to act as security guards for their hens.

Huacaya alpaca are said to be fiercely defensive

The animals, named William and Harry, keep predators away from speciality egg producer Clarence Court's hens near Camborne, reports Sky News.

The Huacaya alpaca are said to be fiercely defensive of their feathered brood.

Clarence Court director Lisa Rowe said: "Alpacas are extensively used in Australia and New Zealand to safeguard sheep because they will protect them with their lives.

"We know that happy hens lay the tastiest eggs, and for that reason we recruited the alpacas.

Source: Ananova

5m Editor