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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 17th Jun 17, 5:09 PM
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    There is a Peacock in our garden!
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    • 17th Jun 17, 5:09 PM
    There is a Peacock in our garden! 17th Jun 17 at 5:09 PM
    This was the only place I could think of to put this.

    Yesterday I heard a strange noise. Thinking there was something wrong with the dog I went to investigate. She was fast asleep in the kitchen so I went outside.

    There sitting on the patio was a peacock.

    When it saw me it walked away into the bushes but kept coming back.

    It is still here today.

    Not quite sure what to do of anything. Do not want to ring the RSPCA as it is hard enough to get them to come out to an injured animal and anyway is seems ok.
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    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 17th Jun 17, 5:11 PM
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    Begs the question, what's on the other side of the bushes?
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 17th Jun 17, 5:13 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 5:13 PM
    Not quite sure what to do
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
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    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 17th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
    As they are a non native species then, if it is roaming free, you should report it to Natural England who should come and catch it (or shoot it) and look to prosecute the owner
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    • Doody
    • By Doody 17th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
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    This happened to relatives in West Sussex. They phoned the local police who were aware of a peacock keeper in the area. Peacock keeper was contacted, and turned up with raisins. Peacocks like raisins, and it was lured away to its proper home.

    Hopefully, someone somewhere will know of places where peacocks live. They are noisy and large, you can't be discrete about having peacocks around.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 18th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
    Where I used to live there were peacocks roaming free in the local park. They regularly went awol, wandering up the high street and holding up the traffic.

    Police advised leave them alone, they will go home in their own time.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 18th Jun 17, 1:26 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:26 PM
    make sure you leave out some water too.
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 18th Jun 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 3:00 PM
    One that turned up in a boyfriend's garden had travelled (swooping/gliding/flying, whatever it is that they do) about 2 miles as the crow peacock flies from a very posh school.


    Do you have any posh hotels, houses or schools with massive grounds near you? I'd give them a call in case they're missing an essential part of the scenery.


    Or enjoying the unusual peace and quiet.
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 18th Jun 17, 5:20 PM
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    .

    I have been leaving water out for him perhaps that is why he is still here?

    Wondering if they have any predators? Would a fox attack him?
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 18th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
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    Not quite sure what to do of anything.
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
    Contact your local BBC radio station - they usually take up things like this and get their audience involved in finding who is missing a peacock.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 18th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
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    I'd be delighted to find a peacock in my garden. Though I suspect the local foxes might be too.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 18th Jun 17, 5:44 PM
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    Are you in Norwich?

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/have-you-lost-a-peacock-in-norwich-1-5064599
    • elsien
    • By elsien 18th Jun 17, 5:45 PM
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    Grandparent used to have them turn up in her garden from a house down the lane. They generally took themselves back again in due course.
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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 18th Jun 17, 7:40 PM
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    This happened to relatives in West Sussex. They phoned the local police who were aware of a peacock keeper in the area. Peacock keeper was contacted, and turned up with raisins. Peacocks like raisins, and it was lured away to its proper home.

    Hopefully, someone somewhere will know of places where peacocks live. They are noisy and large, you can't be discrete about having peacocks around.
    Originally posted by Doody
    Interestingly my mother had a peacock in her garden a few years back and she is in West Sussex too so could be the same keeper. Similar thing with the keeper turning up with raisins.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 19th Jun 17, 5:18 PM
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    He has moved on now.

    I could hear him calling in the night but he was not close.

    Hopefully, he is on his way back home.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 19th Jun 17, 5:21 PM
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    No not in Niorwich.

    That one looks like a Peahen.

    The one in our garden was very large with the beautiful coloured tail feathers.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 19th Jun 17, 5:31 PM
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    .

    I have been leaving water out for him perhaps that is why he is still here?

    Wondering if they have any predators? Would a fox attack him?
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR

    Only if the fox suffered from extreme depression and wished to commit suicide.

    Or you have a tiger trotting around in the bushes as well, having escaped from the same place.


    You don't live near a zoo, do you?
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    • By building with lego 24th Jun 17, 7:06 PM
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    I'd be delighted to find a peacock in my garden. Though I suspect the local foxes might be too.
    Originally posted by bouicca21

    Not if you like your garden you wouldn't. They are large, hungry, and leave the most disgusting smelling piles around the place, sticky and dark. (My childhood neighbours kept a pair in a cage, then released them. At one point there were 42 of varying ages roaming freely )
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 24th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    As they are a non native species then, if it is roaming free, you should report it to Natural England who should come and catch it (or shoot it) and look to prosecute the owner
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Huh? There are peacocks wandering free in our village and at least the next two villages to us, and probably further afield too.

    I thought it was normal.
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    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 25th Jun 17, 11:15 AM
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    We often had one visiting our garden when I was little. He lived at the farm down the road and liked to go for a wander around the estate. He was completely harmless and everyone knew him. His early morning wake up calls didn't go down too well though ...
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