150 feral peacocks were abandoned by the farmer after he left the area. Ever since they have continued to terrorize the humans around.
At first, locals reported that noises kept them up at the night and the toddlers had a really tough time keeping up with them, a tree was illegally cut down to destruct their habitat. Later the birds built a nest in front of a house and the residents had to shut the entrance.
With the dark-coloured cars, they can see their reflection fairly clearly, so they mistake that as another peacock and have at it. A car passing by a peacock was allegedly attacked by it after seeing his own reflection. It’s the most colourful sort of gray area in the law.
There’s a peacock problem in this #Surrey neighborhood! The birds catch themselves in the reflection of vehicles, and end up scratching the cars. Neighbours say they’re also extremely loud. City officials say they’re speaking with experts to determine next steps. pic.twitter.com/nTAOZr4vJ8
— Sarah MacDonald (@CTVSarah) June 2, 2018
A homeowner in Surrey is facing a $1,000 fine after illegally cutting down a tree in which a group of peacocks have been nesting for more than a decade: https://t.co/Q1HLbWMM6J pic.twitter.com/nArxZmJHfe
— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) May 1, 2018
In the meantime, the beautiful birds are taking advantage of the situation and racking up an ugly reputation.