The alpacas protecting 24,000 Christmas turkeys



It's a few weeks before Christmas, and two slightly grumpy alpacas are on guard duty at a farm in south-east England.
The animals are part of a herd of 10 that have a very important job - protecting 24,000 free-range turkeys from being attacked by foxes.
The introduction of the alpacas - called Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Onion, Prancer, Sage and Vixen - was the brainchild of Tom Copas, the owner of family business Copas Turkeys.
He came up with the idea in 2015 after a series of fox attacks resulted in hundreds of birds being killed at his farm in Cookham, Berkshire.... read more

 
1 December 2016 in Business, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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