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Alpaca herd sell for £17,000 at auction

A herd of Alpacas has been sold for £17,000 pounds at auction in Carlisle. Pat Bentley was among the first to bring the animals to the UK in the 80s.

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'Alpaca Pat' needs new homes for her herd

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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