A herd of alpacas have shown they can adapt from living on the South American levels, to living at a south Lakeland pub.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet the newest regular at the Station Inn in Oxenholme.
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It was created by Annirose Ansbro, and marks the build up to Scotland's premier arts festival in May.