I love peacocks! I keep saying I want to have some on my hobby farm when I get it and all I ever hear from people are negatives about them and my response is always, “Yes, but they are so beautiful.” Mmmm, wonder if I’ll ever get any? I sure hope so.
Very pretty–reminds me of once when I was high-school age and a peacock sauntered into our front yard in the suburbs, near a busy street. It was the strangest experience to see such an exotic-looking bird there…almost as surreal as if it were a giraffe or elephant.
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And you without your camera. That’s how it always goes for me!
I have a similar story. We came home one night from somewhere, it was dusk, and as we pulled up the driveway the headlights from the car shone upon some sort of very large bird running across our backyard with crazy long legs and huge wings. It looked like something pre-historic. It flew up and over the fence and then continued running down the jogging trail.
Very. Weird. And unforgettable.
Oddly enough, Fifi, our toy poodle, was never seen again.
I pulled up into our driveway last year and saw a roadrunner standing on the sidewalk. I stopped in the driveway to just watch him. He was obviously lost – we are far from the “wild” where he might run through the brush. He stuck around on the front yard long enough for me to get Mr FF off the couch to look at him.
I kept watching for acme brick truck and a coyote.