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March 29, 2020

THE PEACOCKS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

...are NOT practicing social distancing.

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(Photo by Mrs. Blog)

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Here is what I see.

They're worse than squirrels. Except that they make noise.

Are they good to eat?

Frank, I don't think the Chinese eat them, and they'll eat anything. So I'd say the answer is no.

There are recipes on how to cook a peacock.

Dave I share your respect for squirrel. So in that vain:

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.
At the Baptist church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptismal pool. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptismal pool and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.
The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.
The Episcopalians tried a much more unique path by setting out pans of whiskey around their church in an effort to kill the squirrels with alcohol poisoning. They sadly learned how much damage a band of drunk squirrels can do.
But the Catholic church came up with a very creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.
And not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue. They took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel since.

The Schell Brewing Companyis in New Ulm, MN.

They had a loyal, life-long employee who kept a few Peacocks & Peahens as pets.

When the employee passed away, the company decided to free the birds in tribute to the employee.

The unspoken assumption was that the harsh Minnesota winters would kill off the birds.

It didn't, and hasn't.

I took a tour of the brewry, there were Peacocks & Peahens everywhere. It turns out they're mean and can fly.

So it's duck and cover in New Ulm.

" So it's duck and cover in New Ulm. "

What do ducks have to do with it ?

They're watching a game from the fowl line. And the birds in the picture are all peahens, not peacocks. Harrumph.

Um, Ralph... Nope.

So this afternoon I am back over at the office dong some work. I got out a ladder and found some pieces of wood, climbed up and fit the wood into the hole blocking the entryway underneath the driveway camera where the bird is planning to build it's nest.

So, I told my wife, "I blocked the bird out, that's the end of him and switched to the driveway camera view and saw this.

I am willing straight up to trade my annoying bird for the blog's Paul who obviously is not dead.

People keep calling me wanting to clean my ducks. I tell them I don’t have any ducks, but they keep calling. I’m going to tell them to call Dave to see if he needs his peacocks cleaned.

man tom: perhaps the bird has an active Twitter account.
phester: loved it!
Dave, peacocks do make a lot of ruckus and poop. My condolences.

"ducks" LOL @ Snowman.

I'm guessing people in Florida don't have shotguns?

Fun Bird Facts:

Peafowl is a collective term that refers to peacocks, peahens and peachicks. The San Diego Zoo states that a group of peafowl is called a ostentation or a pride.

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