This was my first encounter with these hooligans, familiar to anybody who has been tramping in New Zealand. Whilst this one was distracting me posing for a photo two of its friends were in my rucksac. Keas are highly intelligent indigenous wild parrots well known for their teamwork, and for rifling through bags, pulling rubber trim off cars and generally making a nuisance of themselves.
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