An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 27, 2007

News Flash: Peacocks are DUMB

Filed under: Stuff — olbroad @ 8:12

The third thing I did this morning after getting out of bed, was to go check to see if there had been evidence of a peacock visitation. I’ll be damned if all six of ’em were in the flower bed. It was obvious they had also been on the front porch as well, thanks to the extremely LARGE pile of poop, right in the middle of the steps. I opened the door, and off they ran. I don’t see any serious damage, so no problem. I go about my business, making coffee and such. I turned around…….

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All six of them were on the deck. No, you can’t see the other two, but trust me, they were there. I would have loved to have gotten the shot of a couple of them butting heads…with themselves. Evidently, they aren’t aware that the bird they see reflected in the glass is them. Dumb birds. At one point, I had all six of ’em staring in the window at me. It’s a little disconcerting after a while.

I was kidding Mr. Ol’ Broad that now the yard is starting to look so nice, we might need a white picket fence. I don’t think I’m kidding anymore. The birds were a novelty at the beginning, but this might turn out to be war! The landscape guy suggested a BB gun. I wouldn’t want to hurt them, but I’m starting to rethink that. :/

I can hear them jumping up and down from the railing to the deck, an hour later, after shooing them off 4 times. They aren’t getting the message. I get the impression they expect me to cook them breakfast.

I just went out to shoo them off again, and only saw five of them.  Looking around for the sixth, I see him on the bloomin’ roof.  Maybe a fence won’t work after all.

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7 Comments »

  1. A fence won’t work, but a dog will.. or adopt a pet snake… even a fake one may help for a while, if you keep moving it around when they aren’t looking

    Comment by badgerblogger — May 27, 2007 @ 3:17

  2. Yeah, I figured out after seeing that sucker on the roof. I suppose we could have a fence that covers the whole house, but a 3 foot picket fence won’t cut it. LOL

    Dog? Maybe. A snake? It has no legs. I don’t think so! LOL I’m a girl, and girls don’t typically like snakes. In that aspect, I’m extremely typical. 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — May 27, 2007 @ 4:13

  3. So are you running a zoo there or something?

    Be careful of “natural solutions”. I had a neighbor growing up who decided to take care of her snail problem with a pet goose.

    That of course caused a whole new problem… a patio full of goose crap. 😉

    Comment by Nick — May 27, 2007 @ 5:59

  4. LOL Not yet, but I hear there are goats that like to snoop around here too. I haven’t seen ’em…..yet. Horses to the left of me, horses to the right (with the aroma that comes with them) and I get stuck in the middle with marauding peacocks. Ain’t country livin’ fun? 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — May 27, 2007 @ 6:27

  5. Ha, ha! We have turkeys and deer that trample around our yard. It’s in the woods like it looks like yours is.

    Maybe instead of cooking them breakfast you should consider cooking them FOR breakfast???

    I hear they taste like chicken 🙂

    Comment by beth — May 28, 2007 @ 1:37

  6. Now, there’s a thought! I wonder if there’s anyone around here that plucks peacocks? 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — May 28, 2007 @ 9:09

  7. […] it’s back to the infamous Peacock War and lawn watering.  Yeah […]

    Pingback by Moving - Part 9 million and something » An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings — June 8, 2007 @ 10:21


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