The brilliant blue peacock was found dead in the yard of a mobile home last month, covered in its own blood and bearing a bullet wound in its feathered chest.
Distraught neighbors in McKinleyville, Calif. P or Azul.
In the years since he had started wandering the Northern California enclave, the feral bird had become beloved by the small community. But apparently, not by everyone. The ad, which offered money in exchange for the killing, appears to have been removed from Craigslist.
She said they had identified a suspect — whom she did not name — and served a search warrant at a home, but had not made any arrests. The incident was another entry in a long list of hysteria, quarrels and confrontations over peacocks, which are not native to the United States.
Ina peaceful Miami neighborhood became embroiled in a feud about whether its peafowl invaders should be allowed to stay, and someone shot one of the birds out of a tree. Last year in Oakland, some people took to the social networking site Nextdoor to lament the shrill cries of their new peacock neighbor.
This widespread angst may result from the fact that peacocks are not the most considerate of neighbors. Then there are their mountains of poop, prolific breeding and loud sex noises. They are, to put it bluntly, incredibly obnoxious birds.
Los Angeles County cracks down as peacocks — yes, peacocks — ruffle feathers. The ill-fated peacock appeared at her home six years ago on her birthday and had been returning ever since for bread and company, she told Local Coast Outpost.
Glass said she also learned that neighbors were giving the peacock cookies and French bread. Then they noticed something potentially telling: a blue marker with an image of a house, positioned directly on top of one of the homes.
If someone saves their home address in Google Maps, the blue icon appears on that spot when they use the service. Glass told Lost Coast Outpost that the house with the symbol is the home of a man they ly had argued with about the peacock. That person had asked the Glasses and another neighbor about relocating the peacock, but they said no.
Whoever posted the Craigslist ad was clear about their aggravation, according to screenshots shared with Lost Coast Outpost. In California, peacocks are not protected under fish and game laws. United changed its policy for emotional-support animals.
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