Hit the road, peacocks.

Peacocks are taking over the streets. The big birds strut around. They screech and squawk. Some scratch cars and scramble through gardens.

Neighbors are fed up! “Pack your bags, peacocks. Leave our neighborhood alone,” they say.


READ MORE: A Miami, Florida, neighborhood is overrun by a huge ostentation [os-ten-tay-shun], or flock, of peacocks. The big birds are beautiful. But they are troublemakers. They are loud and obnoxious. Neighbors asked city leaders to solve the peacock problem. Some birds will be moved to a better place. They will be safe and happy. The neighbors will be too! In Bible times, peacocks were valuable. We learn in 1 Kings 10:22 that, “Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.”