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Old 03-24-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Hilarious. Mmmmmmm. Sounds like some good eating.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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o charles, you always make me chuckle. any good peacock soup recipes?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Default Looking, no eating, please.

Peacocks are for looking at and being admired for being beautiful!! They are NOT Food!
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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You're Welcome. In case you're interested, I believe the picture of the left is a male ( I can't see tail) and the ones on the right are females. I would be so stoked if they were in my yard, but then again, you said they're squawking so I can imagine how annoying that must be.
Yes, they can be really tame and fun, but the "ka HAW" that they say is very loud. My brother's house got adopted by a stray peacock. This bird would stare into the back door until he got attention. Lots of fun...
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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i've seen lots of peacocks on the grounds of the huntington library. perhaps they escaped from there.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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How cute! I'm so jealous! I wish I could play with them.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Here's a little excerpt from Californiaheartland.org

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"A lot of the neighbors enjoy the birds and they're giving them handouts right here at the apartments. But then if there's any threat they perceive they can quickly go to this area -- there's a lot of underbrush here where they can hide. There's a good source of water and then in the evening, peafowl always look for tall trees, so the old oaks here any pines, any tall trees they can get into up high away from predators and feel safe," says Dr. Bradley.

In fact, Dr. Bradley says, the peafowl feel so at home…they sometimes take over.

"They'll ruin your landscape and you'll find that you'll never be able to put out bedding plants," she says. " They'll get on your roof, they'll destroy your roof, very damaging. They love to look at their reflection. As you might guess with a bird like this, the male peafowl who's so gorgeous, he loves to get up on the hood of a car and look into his reflection in the windshield. And that is amusing if it's not your Mercedes that he's clawing into."

The birds do have healthy talons. But the most prevalent peafowl peculiarity is the voice.

"February through September, when they're breeding, is that the males will vocalize all night long," says Dr. Bradley.

Or they'll do plenty of vocalizing in the middle of the day, as we found out. And the peacock doesn't seem to need a hen as an excuse to impress with that big tail. This, clearly, is a bird with a mind…and a home…of its own.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Major Metro
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Thanks everyone for the info. One or two birds is nice but 8-12 on any given day is very annoying. I called Animal Control and the Humane Society and neither get involve in handling my bird issue. I'll have to look into some repellant options like motion springlers or maybe a scarecrow. I'm a city girl and I thought I'd found my city/urban dwelling but guess not. I didn't have bird issues in Florida and I grew up there.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Maybe the L.A. zoo or the Peacock rescue Peafowl rescue page

Last edited by CESpeed; 03-24-2008 at 07:56 PM.. Reason: added link
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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Peacocks/fowl have been living in portions of Pasadena/Arcadia for decades. I understand that the Santa Anita/Los Angeles Arboretum area is ground zero for these birds.
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