Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hens’ Knight

William And Harry Take Up Guard Duty

A farm in England has recruited two unusual security guards to protect its hens from harm. Tremayne Farm in West Cornwall has taken on two Peruvian alpacas - named William and Harry - to keep predators away. Farm director Lisa Rowe said: "Alpacas are used extensively in Australia and New Zealand to safeguard sheep".

FOOTNOTE: This isn't a game of chicken.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Yes, ther is a farm in Sussex called Ashdown Forest Llama Park. It's neer the sayme Ashdown Forest that is ov Winnie The Pooh fame.

Enyway, they breed llamas an alpacas an mayke things from the wool an sell them. BUT they also sell the anmols to farms hoo yews them to gard the sheep.

The sheep jus think the alpaca/llama is King Sheep, so axsept it as their leeder. meenwile it is big enuff to mayke eny foxes think twice.

We visit the farm sumtimes. They hav lots ov nice cakes in the cafe there, an the shop also sells stuff from Ekwador, where I yewst to liv wiv daddy for a wile.

Sumtimes they let yu tayke a llama for a walk. Tehehehe!

I like them. I think they're funny. Daddy can mimic them. He maykes a noize a bit like "Ownnnnn" an they all look at him like he's mad.


Diesel said...

I used to see TV commercials on cable about raising alpacas. I never could figure out what one would raise them FOR. Now I'm wondering who guards the alpacas.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh darn, and here was me thinking they'd been sent over on loan from Rachel (pasturemusings). Sweet little critters, ain't they? Smile.

Kimberly said...

Wow...that's fascinating!

Melissa said...

I read the title of the entry, thinking you were talking about the Princes...William and Harry! hahaha