01 September 2012

Peacocks In My Garden?

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

Clever poster seen on Underground
(my only peacock photo on file)

I recently received a mass email 
addressed to my neighborhood

'Has anyone lost a peacock?
There is a big one in my garden, and he's not very friendly'

Isn't that a hoot?!

Turns out escaped peacocks now are breeding in England

Like other exotic birds such as the black swan from Australia,
the Egyptian goose, and ring-necked parakeet,
peacocks can now be spied going native on our island

{ It is thought
the one in my neighborhood escaped from
a local National Trust site }

Happy Weekend, y'all!


Sunray Gardens said...

They are magnificent looking birds. Bet you love seeing it out there but it may be a problem with going out if it won't leave. :) Sad about Ringnecks. It comes down to people letting their's loose and them breeding, but they must be able to survive there. Some of our states have major problems with the Quaker Parrot from people letting them loose.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Sandra said...

What an amazing peacock poster! Glad the 'lost' peacock isn't in your garden! They're very noisy birds and always look so haughty and the males are distinctly proud of their beautiful tails!

Sophie Allen said...

They are quite imposing creatures, beautiful though.

Hope it all ends well for the peacock!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That's hysterical. I've heard they are better than a guard dog for alerting you to unwelcome visitors.

likeschocolate said...

This summer while we were in Heidelberg we could not believer our eyes but in the trees along the river were at least a 100 parakeets. I am not sure if I would want peacocks roaming my neighborhood though because they are so noisy. The farm I stayed on last week had one and it kept us up at night.

Missy said...

Oh my word!!! That would be so cool to look out the window and see a peacock!! Scary perhaps...but cool!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Well there certainly could be worse things on the loose! How pretty! :)

TexWisGirl said...

we've had some neighbors that had them. noisy as all get-out!

High Heeled Life said...

Oh how I wish we had peacocks on our property! I keep hoping the Mr. will say yes! They are such beautiful feathered creatures... xo HHL

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Goodness me I have not heard about this before!

Rowantree Design said...

Hi Laura, thank you for popping on over to my blog....What a hoot the peacocks could soon turn ferrell? Up at my beach shack we have wild bush turkeys and they can be so scary!!! I run inside and close the door when I see one coming.

Mary Timmers said...

So funny! And I guess we really don't know what their temperamnets are like, do we? And who knows, maybe they're crabby when they're loose and lost. Wild life can go crazy sometimes!

Rosemary said...

Perhaps it will be alright as long as he/she doesn't find a mate!!!

Pet said...

I like the underground peacock. The idea of having real peacocks at loose I don't know if it is that appealing :-)

PURA VIDA said...

We had a pair of peacocks for a long time...Mr. Cutie Pie and Lola..they love peanuts, but they eat flowers..had to make a choice!

PURA VIDA said...

and thank you ever so for the follow!

Privet and Holly said...

Laura, I hope that you
can capture that rogue
peacock on film ~ how

Love that you had such
a fantastic summer; thanks
for sharing on my blog : )

Enjoy the painting and the
tennis!! I am hoping to tackle
some home decor projects,
but mainly, just savoring my
daughter's senior year of hs.

Love and hugs,
xo Suzanne

Paul said...

I haven't seen a peacock since I was a kid!

It was the reports of people seeing lions roaming around in the British countryside that got me! :-)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

If you are referring to the story a few weeks ago, I believe that just ended up being a house cat :) Not like the panthers in FL!

Heather said...

Oooo, cool!