Don’t feed the peacocks!
A California town has been overrun by peacocks, with the colorful birds clamoring on housetops, gathering on people’s lawns and porches, and defecating all over, according to reports.
“They will definitely make a home, out of your home,” said Terina Lacey of Tracy, Calif., about 30 minutes south of Stockton.
The funky peafowl — peacocks refer to males of the species — are “reproducing and causing property damage, stomping on the roofs. I mean that is crazy — sounds like there’s people up there,” Lacey told KCRA 3.
The birds, which came from a local dairy which has since closed, first started hanging around residential areas decades ago when families began feeding them, said the city’s animal services supervisor, Brittany Pasquale.
But now there’s 30 of them who won’t leave. And they’re not shy.
“Sometimes they get a little close; they’ll charge at you, do a little funny stuff,” postal worker Corey Marzett told the station.
The city has signed a $30,000 contract with a wildlife services company to have the birds humanely removed, according to KCRA 3.
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