Wild peacocks on the rampage in Union Gap

Union Gap’s police chief is warning motorists to beware of wild-peacock attacks.
   That’s right. It’s mating season, and the feisty fowl are competing for the affections of peahens.
   About a dozen wild peacocks live near Third Avenue and Ahtanum Road, where drivers who swerve to avoid the jaywalking birds have caused some minor collisions.
   Peacocks also have attacked shiny cars parked nearby, apparently because they mistake their reflections for competing Romeos.
   Union Gap residents must endure this menace through the summer – peacock mating season lasts until September. Read the Yakima Herald-Republic story.

by  Jon Osterberg



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