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WATCH: Kea caught on film directing traffic

A clever Kea has been spotted moving road cones around Milford Sound.
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We all know the New Zealand Kea are a cheeky bunch, but this little guy has proven to be clever too.

According to the Kea Conservation Trust, there were some puzzled members of the NZ Transport Agency’s Milford Alliance, working down at the Homer Tunnel when they noticed some of their road cones had been moved recently.

Checking their security cameras at each end of the tunnel, which is the entrance to Milford Sound, they soon found the reason. A mischievous Kea had been moving the cones – and directing traffic with it!

The footage, labeled The Kea Movie has been released for general viewing. Watch the video above to see the little bird in action.

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