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Should have gone to Specsavers: Alpaca visits opticians

Spec he's fussy: The alpaca took his time choosing a pair PICTURES: SWNS

A LOST alpaca calmly sauntered into a high street opticians.

The creature is thought to have escaped from a nearby farm and was initially spotted trotting down the high street.

The curious animal popped into the opticians when the automatic doors slid open as it passed.

Photographer Pierre-Yves Nicolas, who watched the alpaca wander past his studio window, followed it inside.

Eye eye, what have we here? Customers do a double take in the shop

Staff locked the doors to stop the alpaca escaping and causing chaos on the roads in Hennebont in Brittany, north-west France.

Photos show the creature calmly looking at the shelves and stopping to admire himself in mirrors.

Pierre-Yves, 58, said it was quite happy and stayed for half an hour before being removed by police.

He said: ‘The alpaca walked down the street, past my studio and stopped in front of the opticians’ shop. The door opened and he entered. You imagine the surprise of the people inside.

‘He stayed there for half an hour. He was quiet and he was not afraid. He was intrigued by the mirrors.

‘Finally the police found his owner who took the alpaca in their arms and took it back home.’