They're natural home is The Andes mountain range in South America, but over the last three decades alpacas have been popping up all over the Lake District.
In part, that's thanks to Pat Bentley from Newby near Penrith.
In 1983 Pat was one of the first people to bring alpacas into the UK and has been breeding them ever since.
She's retiring now and is putting her remaining alpacas up for auction.
Kim Inglis has been to meet her:
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Hundreds of people have turned out at the Border Reivers festival in Hawick today.
A brighter afternoon but windy with showers. Further rain/showers into Sunday. Some sunshine developing but winds staying strong and cooler
British Summer Time begins on Sunday. We may lose an hour in bed but the sun won't set until around 7.42 pm on Sunday evening.