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There’s a peacock problem in this #Surrey neighborhood! The birds catch themselves in the reflection of vehicles, and end up scratching the cars. Neighbours say they’re also extremely loud. City officials say they’re speaking with experts to determine there next steps, according to Sarah MacDonald of CTV “With the dark-coloured cars, they can see their reflection fairly clearly, so they mistake that as another peacock and have at it.” Residents of Surrey in British Columbia are having issues with the feathered creatures roaming their neighborhoods. In addition to being loud, the animals keep attacking expensive cars in the area. “They’ll get the front panel, the side panel, the rear panel and then work around to the other side.” The issue has been going on for months, with one resident going to extremes and chopping down a tree that held a peafowl nest. The fine for harming birds on the endangered list for Canada is a $1,000 fine and or imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Because of the shrieking, living in Surrey is “like living with a colicky baby from March all the way through to October,” Cragg also told CTV. That part of the year is peafowl mating season, which leads to the piercing mating calls. The report indicates that the city will continue to fine people who people but won’t do anything about getting rid of them, so Surrey won’t be getting any quiet during mating season anytime soon. I’d rather listen to them squawk all day than the screaming children in my neighbourhood, one person on social media remarked.
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