For a reason unbeknownst to me, there are wild peacocks running around Miami.
Should I describe them as "feral"? Were they once pets? Obviously they were brought here, since they are native to Asia somewhere.
I was stuck behind a very patient man in an enormous truck, who waited patiently for a family of appx. 10 of these birds to cross the road, chicks in tow. What are baby peacocks called? I could look it up, but I prefer to live in mystery for a little while. I also wish I could've figured out why they were crossing the road, so at least I could have that answer, being that they are so closely related to chickens.
Their "call" sounds like a woman screaming. At first I thought the truck had run over one, and it was wailing in agony as it died. But no, it was fine. As beautiful as they are, I don't think I'd want to be surrounded by the sound of people screaming in horror around my house every day.
Nevertheless, they are beautiful. They are also very calm. I tried to look as alluring as possible, so one of the males would take interest in me and fluff up his plumage. But I guess I wasn't their type. No show for me.