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The alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a species of South American camelid, so not native to Anglesey but can be found on the island. Alpacas are social herd animals that live in family groups, consisting of a territorial alpha male, females, and their young ones. Alpacas warn the herd about intruders by making sharp, noisy inhalations that sound like a high-pitched bray. The herd may attack smaller predators with their front feet and can spit and kick. Their aggression towards foxes, dogs etc. is exploited when alpacas are used for guarding sheep.