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Feeding peacocks all around the subdivision will bring all the cougars, bears, rats, mice, coyotes, racoons etc. and that is not protecting the children or the peacocks. Think!!!!!!
okanaganlakebc.ca says EXACTLY!
Not everyone likes peacocks. Keep them at home where they belong.
NAME: What to do?
Hopefully this comment lasts more than 46 hours. (FREE SPEECH REMEMBER) We at VOS at least most of us love the peacocks in the neighborhood. Abandoned and Neglected they are not. I feed them and I know other people who do also. They have a home to go to in the winter and are well fed and looked after. Yes they can be a little loud during mating season but this is such a short period of time most of us just ignore it. The owner of this website has taken it upon themself to be judge jury and executioner in this matter and has started trapping the peacocks to give away on the internet. One of the adds actually suggest drugging them, Im sorry but that seems a little stupid seeing as we live in an area with other animals around. So what happens if a baby bear eats this bait? Mamma bear is going to be a little upset I think. I personally dont want an angry mamma bear running through the neighborhood. And what about the deer? You want a drugged doe with little ones running around on Westside road? These peacocks do have an owner that loves his pets but because they are disturbing 1 persons sleep patterns they should no longer be allowed. It has even been rumored that this person had gone out and found a nest and smashed the eggs that were a week or so away from hatching. Im sorry thats just sick, wrong and cruel. To sell someones pets is horrible enough but to kill the babies well there are just no words for that. Maybe this person need to invest in some earplugs because noone else seems to have a problem with this matter. Im sure my comment wont last more than a couple of days but I hope someone else reads it and comments too. Ill be back ina couple to see if I have to rewrite and submit again. Talk to you soon (okanaganlakebc.ca's personal first and last initial of their first name removed here).
okanaganlakebc.ca says, if you want to post several lies about okanaganlakebc.ca, then yeh, your comments will be removed. We did remove your first three comments due to the lies, but are leaving your fourth comment above posted with a little editing, because this post above doesn't lie like the other 3 posts that were removed. We don't run our vehicle at children nor people walking their dog, so don't be so ignorant and please stop trying to spread these horrible lies. Your words were quote, "Driven strait at people out walking there dogs." Its ok to be mad at okanaganlakebc.ca, but lies are just plain wrong. We know there has been many a lie told over the peacocks, all aimed at okanaganlakebc.ca. okanaganlakebc.ca received a phone call from one neighbour saying that someone told them that okanaganlakebc.ca was on their property trying to trap peafowl, which was totally not true. We explained to the property owner that we did try asking their friend for their phone number in order to call the person to ask if we could go on their property to trap peacocks, and the person would be able to check on this fact to know we were not lying about this fact. We never trespassed on the persons property ever. Someone is spreading lies like wildfire trying to damage our reputation. We don't usually edit comments, we just remove them if they are not appropriate, so remember that for your next comment.
About the peafowl. Did you know it is not illegal or inhumane to trap abandoned animals if they are on your own property, nor is it illegal to use lethal control on peafowl if they are at large on your property? We agree that drugging isn't the solution to go about capturing peafowl because other animals might get into it. Sleeping medicine was only a thought which was discussed on a forum before a cage was found. It was found best not to put them to sleep to catch them.... you are absolutely right about that fact. We didn't think about other animals eating the sleeping medicine at first. And by sleeping medicine, we didn't mean kill them we meant make them drowsy so they would be easier to catch and so they wouldn't be traumatized being caught. They are very feral and are spooked by people.
Did you know that peafowl babies (peachicks) can't fly until they are a week or more old? If the owner of the peafowl did know this fact, why were the peafowl running at large, and why were peafowl left at large laying in the ditch on eggs? Do people want to watch 34 pretty peafowl running at large in the subdivision, only to then be horrified when they watch the coyote or raccoon chase and eat the babies alive? Maybe the owners didn't think of that? Now that someone has been warned, please think twice about requesting the Regional District Board members to permit the peafowl to run around at large on other peoples property, or someone may just decide to poison them in the future. And it wouldn't be okanaganlakebc.ca poisoning them. Please don't lie some more and tell everyone that okanaganlakebc.ca poisoned them when it was someone else who poisoned them. The RCMP did call and say that someone reported that okanaganlakebc.ca was poisoning peacocks. It wouldn't be inconceivable for someone not to mention how they despise the birds for fear of reprisal like okanaganlakebc.ca has gotten. It is pretty rotten how some people have posted nasty bulletins on the local bulletin board with okanaganlakebc.ca's personal name calling her a "bird killer" and to save the peacocks. okanaganlakebc.ca has spoken to other people who live at VOS who do not want the peafowl on their property and they also don't want to listen to the peafowl squawk all night or in the morning at 3, 4, and 5am either. We believe that someone may have already tried to have something done about the peafowl because they knew that nobody was responsible like they may have already tried to have the problem looked after, but the person wouldn't admit they made a complaint. But they did complain to us about the noise. We know some people think only of themselves, but there are other people that also live in the subdivision consisting of over 140 - 1/2 acre lots. 9 people told the Central Okanagan Director that they would like to see the peachicks eaten alive basically. 9 people out of 140 lots does not add up to "MOST PEOPLE" like you are claiming.
Mating season is not just for a short period of time. This years mating season has lasted for three months or more, and not just a few weeks, at least that is how long the peafowl have been squawking this year. RDCO's Animal Control bylaw #880 states that roosters are suppose to be enclosed in a sound proof building overnight. It is beyond us why anyone would want to live next door to a rooster let alone peafowl, because they are each just a noisy. In fact the peafowl honk and squawk at vehicles driving by just like one dog I know does. There is a reason for bylaws to be enacted, the reason being is that there has to be some rules and regulations for subdivisions because there are some thoughtless individuals who don't know any better and would let their peafowl be eaten alive. A subdivision is not considered a barnyard.
Last year there were broken egg shells found and the raccoon was blamed. Nobody learned anything from those broken egg shells last year when the one peahen only had one baby out of a possible 7 eggs, and now because someone wants to help the poor peafowl as well as not have to listen to so many squawking (we heard from one neighbour that they counted 34 peafowl one day), now a person and not a raccoon is being blamed for broken egg shells this year ... gimme a break! There are many lies going around including blaming the trapper for trespassing on other peoples property trying to trap the peafowl, plus trying to run down dogs and children with a vehicle, etc.. These are all lies and you are also trying to help spread the lies. How old are you anyway? There never was such an ad discussing drugging peafowl. There was discussion on a forum and someone offered to shoot the at large peafowl with a bow and arrow if they would be paid $10 for each bird, or using sleeping medicine to be able to catch them, but that was only if trapping them in a cage was not feasible. okanaganlakebc.ca didn't have a cage at the time, but since that discussion have found a cage to use. The peafowl don't have to die or be put to sleep to trap them. The peafowl will be trapped humanely if they are still running at large in the subdivision, and they will be given away for free to a good home and to someone who would care for the peafowl properly which includes vet care and deworming and not letting them be eaten alive or chased by dogs at large. We do know that there is at least one dog at large here. Hopefully the dog won't be run over by a drunk in the dark. Do you deworm the peafowl besides feed them?
Nobody is selling or giving away someone else's pets on the internet. The at large feral peafowl are being trapped on private property, because it is legal to trap abandoned peafowl if they are on your own property or if you have permission from another property owner, and then given away for free because the peafowl are not being dewormed nor cared for other than being fed dog food by people who do not own the peafowl. The person was warned not to let their pea run afowl. The peafowl are at risk since there are predators around that the peafowl have no protection from. If the people who owned the peafowl cared, they surely wouldn't let the peafowl be eaten alive by coyotes, especially the babies. A considerate owner wouldn't wait for months to care for the peafowl and let someone else trap them, especially when they are aware that someone is concerned and may be trapping them. Yes adult peacocks fly and roost in trees, but so do cougars and bobcats climb trees. The peafowl are running at large on other peoples property and some of these people don't want them on their property. Obviously you didn't talk to some of the same people okanaganlakebc.ca talked to about the peafowl who said they didn't want them on their property. The peafowl have been running loose for two years and are feral, they are not pets. If they were someone's pets there would be someone caring for them and petting them, and the person wouldn't let their pet live somewhere else for two years. I don't know how the peafowl can be considered pets, because nobody can get near them. They are not someone's pet if nobody can get near them in our opinion. Can you walk up to the peafowl and pet them? If you could pet them, then maybe they would be considered pets. But calling them a pet is kinda far fetched.
The owner, claimed the abandoned peafowl were theirs when okanaganlakebc.ca first spoke to them about the abandoned peafowl (this was after this person bought more peafowl and after abandoning the other peafowl that never went home, and letting the newer flock run at large to drink water out of potholes in the pavement on the main road into the subdivision just waiting to be run over by a vehicle coming around the corner), and when the owner was asked to collect the abandoned peafowl, they then said the peafowl were not theirs. The owner who first claimed the peafowl (before we even thought of trapping them), was asked to collect the peafowl because they are noisy and living on other peoples property and running at large on other peoples property who do not want them on their property. We are not sure but it looks to us like someone else may be driving around trying to collect the feral peacocks to save them. If they are, we are still seeing peacocks running at large. The person who said the peacocks are probably theirs, only has a 1/2 acre lot and is only permitted to have 5 birds on a 1/2 acre lot in an R1 zone in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. It is fine if someone in the proper zoning wants to claim the peafowl, but the new owner needs to look after them properly and not let the peafowl run at large to be eaten by coyotes, raccoons, cougars, bobcats, etc., and they should not let them live on someone else's property to squawk all night when other people don't want them on their property and don't want to listen to them. People do have that right because it is their property. It is perfectly fine to let the peafowl keep the new owner up all night instead of the neighbours, and especially if the new owner has property consisting of over 10 acres unlike the original owner only having a 1/2 acre lot.
You said yourself that there are no words to say about killing baby peafowl. That is how we feel about the owner letting the coyotes eat the babies alive after they are born, or letting the raccoon and other predators eat the peahens eggs before being born, and putting the peahen at risk trying to save her eggs or babies. In our opinion, letting the peafowl run at large, should be a violation of the Cruelty to Animals Act and the owner should be charged heavily.
Thanks for trying to post all the lies, and letting us set the record straight so that there are no more lies and rumours going around. It is not very pleasant to know that some people living around us are trying to spread so many lies about us. And no okanaganlakebc.ca did not post the other 2 comments dated June 17, 2011 here, contrary to what you might wish to believe.
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