[Ed. – No WeHo jokes, troops. Heard ’em all. And hey, we had a file image of a peacock, pressed into service as a comfort animal. You KNOW I had to go with it.]
County officials in Los Angeles have a request: Please don’t feed the peacocks.
In that slice of Southern California, peafowl (a term encompassing male peacocks, which have dazzling tails, and the duller-colored peahens they pursue) are not confined to zoos. They can be found sauntering across suburban streets or fanning their feathers on manicured lawns.
Some people like to feed them. Others think the creatures are a nuisance. They are sometimes aggressive, and often noisy. They can destroy flower beds, leave droppings on rooftops and shatter shiny surfaces if they mistake their own reflections for rivals.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to call for the drafting of an ordinance that would bar people from feeding the peafowl.