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The pretty, pesky peacocks of Logan Lake

Two peacocks have been visiting Chelsey Lamoureux's yard in Logan Lake regularly in search of food.
Image Credit: Chelsey Lamoureux
June 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM

LOGAN LAKE - Sure they’re pretty to look at, but they’re also feeding on carefully planted gardens and leaving calling cards on resident’s doorsteps, and many can’t forget the early morning wake up calls either.

But despite their pesky presence, the peacocks of Logan Lake are still roaming free.

There are mixed feelings about the peacocks which have been roaming the town for at least several months now. There are almost as many stories about where the peacocks came from and what they are doing ‘out in the wild’.

A group of Logan Lake residents have taken to social media to try and find the owners, or at least someone who can take care of the animals. They report running in to roadblocks with the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops, bylaws and conservation, but at least a couple residents have said they are speaking with the owner and trying to figure out how to get the birds back to where they belong.

Several people have said the peacocks were given to a woman in town by her late husband but they escaped during a wind storm that damaged their pen.

In the meantime some people are on a search for the peacocks, hoping to see the beautiful birds up close, some are searching for a way to keep the peacocks out of their yard, while others are ‘taking care’ of the birds by providing feed and water in their yards or are thankful the birds are keeping the insects and other vermin away. Others still are joking (hopefully) about having the birds over for a barbecue.

Have you seen the peacocks of Logan Lake? Share your photos and sightings below.

The peacocks of Logan Lake have been roaming free for months, apparently undisturbed by wildlife, and house cats.
The peacocks of Logan Lake have been roaming free for months, apparently undisturbed by wildlife, and house cats.
Image Credit: Chelsey Lamoureux


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