A flying, feathered thief.
A flying, feathered, passport stealing thief.
A shameless flying, feathered, passport stealing thief.
There are even witnesses to his crime.While a tour bus was parked on the Milford Road recently, this flying felon whipped in and stole a passport that had been merely minding its own business in a bright coloured courier bag in the bottom compartment of the bus. Right under the nose of the driver.
However, Te Anau police have decided not to pursue an arrest or attempt to recover the passport, possibly due to the fact that the kea was last seen disappearing off into Fiordland, which is about six times the size of Samoa.
But if anyone stumbles across a passport while they're in Fiordland, there's a Scotsman who would really like it back.
"The kea's probably using it for fraudulent claims or something. I'll never look at a kea in the same way."
I fear tourism to this country is about to take a hammering.