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Last Updated: Saturday September 22 2007 13:31 GMT

Woolly warriors protecting hens

William and Harry

They might look cute and fluffy, but this pair are the latest line in security guards.

They're Peruvian alpacas. They've been named William and Harry and they've been brought in to protect loads of hens at a farm in Cornwall.

Alpacas are used to look after sheep in Australia and New Zealand because they're really loyal and protective.

The farm's owners hope William and Harry will make their hens feel safe and help them lay some tasty eggs.

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

"They are great company for the birds and will not only ensure they feel safe and sound, but fully entertained too."

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