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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:39 PM

Petey the Peacock Poses

Petey the Peacock Poses

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Reply Petey the Peacock Poses (Original post)
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 OP
hlthe2b Aug 2019 #1
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #2
CrispyQ Aug 2019 #6
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #9
KT2000 Aug 2019 #3
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #10
KT2000 Aug 2019 #11
CrispyQ Aug 2019 #12
alfredo Aug 2019 #14
Skittles Aug 2019 #4
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #8
Callalily Aug 2019 #5
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #7
Mira Aug 2019 #13
Adsos Letter Aug 2019 #15

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. I have always wondered how such a uniquely beautiful bird could have evolved...

Nothing about it seems particularly adapted to survival, but boy are those males gorgeous.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 05:24 PM

2. That's a good question.

Petey likes to strut his stuff, even when he's leaving the room:







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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 08:49 PM

6. What a beautiful show off!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:07 AM

9. He was pretty impressive.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 05:46 PM

3. for survival they can be aggressive

nephew owns a business repairing/replacing transmissions in large equipment. Vehicles are lined up in the lot to be repaired. When one of the guys has to go out and get the vehicle/bulldozer, etc. into the shop they have to wait until a neighbor's errant peacock is not around. The peacock attacks the guys while they are trying to get into the vehicles - like really attacks!

Years ago the female wandered into his shop area so the male peacock jumped the fence for love. Female is gone but the male continues to guard the vehicles.
It's a problem.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:16 AM

10. I think I read somewhere that they were used as guard animals in palaces back in the day.

I can't for the life of me think of where, but this discussion jogged a faint recollection of it. It was because of that loud cry they make when monitoring their territory against intruders.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:26 AM

11. Makes sense

sometimes the guys have to use their cell phone because they are stuck in the trucks with the peacock waiting for them to get out too.

I think it actually adds to the workers' day - everyone gets a laugh.

Once my nephew had a dispute with a crow - bad idea. The metal roof of the workshop was bombarded with rocks from the whole crow gang for a summer. He knows now - never make eye contact with a crow unless you are putting food out.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:39 AM

12. LOL

I worked with a guy who had a couple of peacocks, and he said they were as good as any watch dog he'd ever had.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

14. Put out a mirror, that will distract him forever.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:12 PM

4. PETEY THINKS HE IS ALL THAT

and...he kinda is

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:05 AM

8. Oh, he most definitely thought he was all that.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:25 PM

5. Beautiful!!

Peacocks are such beautiful animals.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:31 AM

7. Yes, they are.

We were at a wedding in the Sierra foothills at the beginning of summer. Petey was strut'n his stuff all over the place.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

13. OMG - I'll save this -

and not only to show what Lapis really looks like. Phenomenal.

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Response to Mira (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:18 PM

15. Thank you Mira.

What a compliment! I'm glad you liked it.

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