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Originally posted by tracey ace
In the u.k. we have a similar problem with ravens.
They stand on the sheeps back and peck at their nether regions and pull out the entrails.I never knew this until a few years ago,just happened to question why birds sit on animals backs and was given this information.
Silly me,i thought that they were grooming them.
To the poster who said they are NZ’s most wanted predator, that is a straight out lie. Possums, stoats, ferrets, dogs and cats are all seen as much greater predators than Keas, both in the damage they do to other wildlife and in their sheer numbers.
Originally posted by Kryties
I must say it puts a whole new spin on the Monty Python sketch "Dead Parrot"
Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
I have personally witnessed these birds tear off all the rubber seals on some poor persons car in a ski-field car park (I'm pretty sure the guy tried to cut in front of me in the queue for the lift, so I left them to it.)
These birds are incredibly intelligent and very curious. It is a shame they are facing the wrath of angry farmers, as they are amazing creatures. I wish I could keep one as my personal pet. Although as someone previously suggested, I'm sure they would quickly learn to leave the sheep alone if there were dire consequences.
Originally posted by Spock Shock
Pretty intense little creatures, can't believe they'd attack defenseless little sheep like that, kinda reminds me when I seen a bunch of vultures attacking a deer when we were out hunting, I thought they were scavengers but even they can attack things in groups if they're really hungry...