You learn something new every day - and today, I learn this: Peruvian alpacas make great security guards for chickens:
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.
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Interesting instincts the alpacas have there though, to guard other animals.