I remember sitting in science class in seventh grade, having just moved to North Carolina from Michigan, and a flock of guinea fowl went strolling by the window. Suddenly my teacher was snapping at me, "What?!?! Ain't you ever seen guineas before?"Algonquin said:Wow, that's neat! It's always fascinating to me that the way different types of animals are 'kept' (or not) varies from place to place. What is a pet in one place roams wild in another, or is eaten
The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
That's a sure thing your blue Jay has in common with my friends, then: a very unelegant sound. They seem to belong to the crow family, kind of commoners of the bird world. Their sound to confirm it.Algonquin said:They are very beautiful birds, but are very noisy and make a loud 'squawk' sound. I love to watch them, but don't enjoy listening to them at 5am LOL
Some people - even women - are too coarse to teach children.Magicpenny75 said:I remember sitting in science class in seventh grade, having just moved to North Carolina from Michigan, and a flock of guinea fowl went strolling by the window. Suddenly my teacher was snapping at me, "What?!?! Ain't you ever seen guineas before?"
Once, when coming back from a visit to the Huntington Gardens near L.A. there was a peacock male (with a mini-harem of two) mirroring himself in the shiny bumper of a pickup in the parking lot. What a sight.FishGirly said:I found this little guy outside my house. Probably someone’s lost pet? I don’t know. He left but I have no clue where he came from.
I do not know if they still keep up the tradition (which is very likely, though), but a few decades ago there were still peacocks walking around freely in a historic park in Warsaw. They even had a role in an important literary work (a poem?) or a famous song (forgot which).Algonquin said:The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
I vote for more. Beautiful pictures - lovely dog... What is his name-Dogo?DIYbetta said:These are just a few... tell me if you want more...
Frodo the mocking bird chick. Does my dog count? He’s a Carolina dog mix ( American wild dog) he has a sister but I don’t have any good pics of her.
NC has a lot of wild turkeys as well. People "keep" guineas here because one of their favorite foods is ticks, which we also have a horrid amount of. Same for peafowl...lots of folks keep those here as well. Guineas are worse to have around than ticks in my opinion. They are loud - much louder than a rooster. They're good watchdogs too. They're the first to send up an alarm when someone drives in your driveway.Algonquin said:Have to admit, I had to google Guinea Fowl. I'm familiar with Guinea Pig, but apparently that's not quite the same thing LOL
We have wild Turkeys here - they look somewhat similar to Guinea Fowl. Big and scary, IMO! I wouldn't want to upset one of those things.
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In Miami lolAlgonquin said:A pet peacock??? Where do you live?