While New Zealand is home to many animal species found nowhere else in the world, they are usually benign and unlikely to bother humans. New Zealand has no snakes, only two species of dangerous spiders, and no native mammals at all, aside from a few species of bat. However, one bird species native to New Zealand can pose a bit of a risk -- not to humans, but to their vehicles.
In the mountainous regions of the South Island of New Zealand lives the kea, the only alpine parrot species in the world. Like other parrot species, the kea is intelligent, curious, and relatively unafraid of humans. However, unlike other parrot species, keas seem to enjoy ripping away parts from parked cars and will destroy almost anything else left unsupervised in their vicinity. As they live in areas frequented by skiers and tourists, many people have encountered the kea and ended up losing their windscreen wipers as a result.
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