Plague of Peacocks hits New Zealand

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Plagues of peacocks have hits parts of New Zealand.

It may seems strange but the growing numbers of peacocks living wild in New Zealand is creating problems for farmers.

The problem is growing bigger, especially in Northland.

The peacocks eat pasture that livestock depend on, and their numbers are increasing thanks to the hunting of stoats and possums.

The birds enjoy rugged and wild habitats, which are common up north. However, the birds have also been seen as far south as Christchurch and Dunedin.

Some experts believe the number in Northland currently exceeds 1000.

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