PBS News Weekend

Season 8, Episode 12 of 99

In the 1960's, a few rose-ringed parakeets on the Hawaiian island of Kauai were kept at a local bed and breakfast, before they escaped and began multiplying. In Hawaii, the lush green landscape and plethora of farms has provided the parakeets a perfect place to flourish. There's now an estimated 5,000 parakeets living on Kauai, with the growing flocks wiping out entire fields of crops and potentially causing problems for indigenous fauna. Megan Thompson reports on what farmers, businesses and state officials are doing to contain the damage.

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