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I have a new neighbour, unusual for the area. (Pix!)
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Jun 24, 2010, 12:10 PM
 
Imagine my disbelief when my next door neighbour claimed a peacock was nesting just behind their backyard fence in the ravine. (This is in the city of Toronto.) So, I went looking for it. And indeed, there is a peahen tromping around there.





Must have been someone's pet, or from a farm or something. I didn't see it fly, so maybe its wings are clipped.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:08 PM
 
Beauty, eh?



It's amazing how animal adapts to even the most trying conditions. for this peahen making a go of it in an urban environment.
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:09 PM
 
Will it blend?
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:19 PM
 
I've always wanted to yell at a peacock.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I've always wanted to yell at a peacock.
If they are as heinously stupid as turkeys, I think you'd be disappointed in its response.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
If they are as heinously stupid as turkeys, I think you'd be disappointed in its response.
Yeah, the little I know about the dialogue, it's absolutely terrible. Gobble, gobble
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:47 PM
 
I hope it doesn't stay in your neighborhood long. Peacocks are among the most obnoxiously loud birds in existence.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
I hope it doesn't stay in your neighborhood long. Peacocks are among the most obnoxiously loud birds in existence.
I thought it was just the males that were loud, like roosters, no?

In any case, I have never heard this bird utter anything at all, and I haven't seen any males yet. Just this one peahen.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 02:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Will it blend?
LOL... that would be messy!
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Jun 24, 2010, 02:13 PM
 
Are you near a Zoo? I hear the Peacocks at the Winnipeg Zoo get out and fly all over the surrounding area.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Are you near a Zoo? I hear the Peacocks at the Winnipeg Zoo get out and fly all over the surrounding area.
Well, the Toronto Zoo is about 16 km (10 mi) as the crow... err... peahen... flies away from here.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 03:02 PM
 
Now, where did it escape from?
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
That's a beautiful peacock.
     
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Jun 24, 2010, 03:37 PM
 
A lot of people have them as pets here due to large acreage. I haven't the slightest idea why. This one girl I used to work with had them all over her parent's farm while growing up. They don't gobble as much as they shout "Haulp!"
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Jun 24, 2010, 03:52 PM
 
Shiny.

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Jun 24, 2010, 06:45 PM
 
I bet it's tasty.
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Jun 24, 2010, 07:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
I hope it doesn't stay in your neighborhood long. Peacocks are among the most obnoxiously loud birds in existence.
My aunt and uncle's neighbour had male peacocks. I say "had," because... well, out in the country, if nobody's home to hear the gunshot(s)...
     
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Jun 25, 2010, 01:57 AM
 
It’s a $500 fine in my area if you’re caught mistreating one.

And yes, they are loud at times.
     
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Jun 25, 2010, 03:57 AM
 
I'll give you about a week before you get a gun and shoot it. The company that owns the cabin next to ours keeps 2 peacocks on the property to make it look more luxurious. They don't shut the f**k up. They sound like a kid trapped in a well, but make that god damn annoying sound 24 hours a day.
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Jun 25, 2010, 06:24 AM
 
Just in time for Thanksgiving. Enjoy.

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Jun 25, 2010, 06:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I'll give you about a week before you get a gun and shoot it. The company that owns the cabin next to ours keeps 2 peacocks on the property to make it look more luxurious. They don't shut the f**k up. They sound like a kid trapped in a well, but make that god damn annoying sound 24 hours a day.
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Jun 25, 2010, 06:52 AM
 
Peacocks have been kept in a number of cultures as pets-and as "intrusion alarms." They can be trained to be quiet unless startled, and then they are cacophonous! Two or more is all it takes to ruin a whole night.

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Jun 25, 2010, 10:07 AM
 
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