Meet Gus, the ASBO alpaca from Derbyshire

Ilkeston Advertiser
By: Michael Broomhe
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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An angry alpaca from Derbyshire has appeared on a TV show about problematic pets.

Alpaca Gus was one of the stars of Channel 4's Embarrassing Pets, which revealed an interesting mix of animal problems. Juliette Stevens - who has a herd of alpacas at her Derbyshire farm - attended the Embarrassing Pets clinic with Gus.

The 50-year-old said: "He thinks he's human, always has. "It turns out his mother wasn't able to feed him at birth and he was hand-reared - this means he actually thinks he's a human. "When I put him in the field with my other alpacas, he ignored them."

While Juliette describes Gus as 'such an affectionate soul when he's in a good mood', she has also become concerned about his bad behaviour. "If he isn't getting enough attention, he will attack," she added.

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