A local conservation group is pushing for legislation to study and control wild parakeets on Kauai.
The Rose-ringed parakeet is believed to have been introduced to the island during the 1960s.
In recent decades, its population has grown exponentially raising health, agriculture and conservation concerns.
It's believed the parakeets pose a threat to Kauai's agricultural future by eating crops. And it's believed they will also strip the seeds of endangered native plants.