View Full Version : speaking of animals....

04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
I almost hit a PEACOCK today on my way to the high school. There he/she comes dragging its long tail across the road..I swerve to avoid hitting it and scared the poor thing and me ... it took off flying.

Only in the country.:wacko:

04-28-2009, 07:43 AM
You mean you had a peacock just wandering around the neighborhood???? I didn't know peacocks did that... I have only seen them at the zoo.


04-28-2009, 08:02 AM
Wow are they wild? We have pheasants that we have walk & also TRY to fly across the road. Ususally the male goes across then the females go after. Alot of people hit them.

04-28-2009, 08:28 AM
We have a peacock just down the road from us.

04-28-2009, 09:04 AM
I have no idea where this peacock came from...there is a house with a pond in the front yard on the left side of the road, and those people have ducks and geese...so maybe it was theirs.

I had never seen one except at the zoo.

04-28-2009, 09:45 AM
if it was a colourful one, then it was the male. The females are plain and often white in colour. Some farmers here keep them (I have no idea why). I've seen them hanging around hay sheds.

04-28-2009, 09:47 AM
This one must have been a male as his tail had that beautiful deep aqua blue color

04-28-2009, 10:09 AM
There is a neighborhood in Houston that has wild ones roaming around. I think there are about 10 of them. At one point the mailmen said they wouldn't deliever mail if the peacocks stayed. The judge said they were protected and that the mail must be delievered.

04-28-2009, 10:30 AM
We have peacocks and chickens of many different colors walking around our library, they are part of the decor in the gardens. - Nancy

04-28-2009, 10:55 AM
WOW! How weird! Glad you're ok though. If you were Sherri, you would have whipped out your camera & got a picture of it! :-)