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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 :)
 

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We have a group of peacocks where I live, they do belong to someone but they seem to think our whole village is theirs & wander quite freely.
 

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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 :eek:

The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
 

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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 :eek:

The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
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?"
um,,,no....lol
 

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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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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 :)
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.
Now I realise "my" Eurasian jays have not been around much. Some ten days ago I still heard them in the tree.
Two days ago very early in the morning (3 a.m.) I heard birds singing in the trees - not nightingales, mind you.
This behavior has been observed already years ago among birds living in cities.
But this is no city. Wonders of nature...

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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?"
um,,,no....lol
Some people - even women - are too coarse to teach children.
After half a century I still remember how in second grade the teacher of the first grade - which was literally nextdoor and communicated with our classroom through a door - literally grabbed me by my hair and forcefully shook me back and forth in front of her tiny pupils, because after gymnastics I entered my classroom singing. I can still feel the pain.
Too small and too well-behaved to react, I did not even dare to tell my mummy what the rich old spinster did to me. Had I done so, the woman would have gone through the rest of her life visibly scarred.

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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.
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.

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The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
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).
I actually have seen them when we made an excursion to Warsaw.
 

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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.
 

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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.
I vote for more. Beautiful pictures - lovely dog... What is his name-Dogo?
 

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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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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.
 

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His name is Lenerd and his sister is Penny (from the Big Bang theory). The bottom one is Penny and Lenerd snuggling on their favorite unicorn pillow.
 

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Algonquin said:
A pet peacock???o_O Where do you live?
In Miami lol
But for some reason we see wild peacocks every once in a while. Not sure where they come from. There are no forest or farmlands where I live so I’m assuming it has to have been someone who has them as pets or something.
 
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