Peacocks Elude Capture in Washington

SULTAN, Wash., Feb. 2 (UPI) — Officials in a Washington state town said a wildlife specialist hired to trap a group of nine peacocks is having trouble with the final two birds.

Sultan officials said they hired the specialist after residents complained about the peacocks and peahens roosting on porches, leaving their droppings on sidewalks and attempting to fight with reflective cars, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

“They’re like deer,” City Administrator Deborah Knight said of the final two elusive peafowl. “When you try to hunt them, you can’t find them. When you’re not hunting, you see them everywhere around.”

Local man Ed Boucher said the peafowl are believed to be descended from a mated pair he purchased 30 years ago. He said a wild dog broke the cage holding the ancestors of the birds five years ago and set several of them free.

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