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By Ty Harlacker
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 11, 2010
Don't underestimate their terrible yet equally funny antics. I was camping up the road at a campsite. After finding some fungus growing behind my tent... the night plan became clear. After a long night of climbing/tripping around Withering-Height's (I was told the Dalai Lama considered this a spiritual center of the world). I returned to what I thought was snow in a localized area of my campsite... Weird!! After an interesting yet well deserved sleep. I awoke the next afternoon to 3 rolls, double-ply, TP shredded no bigger than a pinky nail, all over the trees, bushes, stream, cars. It seemed like it took me 2 days to get all that cleaned up. So make sure you put things in a bag and then put the bag in a car if you have one. I was backpacking so I had a pack in my tent. They ate the zipper (I guess they like shiny stuff) and then commenced to destroy my pack and belongings. I didn't think they would get past my vestibule Haha, Wrong!. I then charged after one in the street to show my angst... he took flight did a 180 and dived at me while squawking!! I swear this happened, I was amazed. So watch out for those crazy alpine-parrot.
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don't feed them or encourage them...and if you're staying at craigeburn shelter bring your shoes inside your tent and no food in or around the tent (they destroy everything). and they work as a team with other kea as distractions, smartest pests ever!

Submitted By: akforty7 on Apr 27, 2009
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