This week, HWC was called to collect two un-owned Indian peafowl from a quiet residential area in the hills above Soquel, CA.
The Indian peafowl is found in the drier lowland areas of Sri Lanka on the Indian subcontinent. It has been introduced to many parts of the world by collectors and often, as in this case, they are allowed to roam freely, establishing feral populations.
The two males - one white and the other sporting the standard metallic blue-green colors, wandered into the rural subdivision a few weeks ago, and stayed. With their loud calls at dawn and a bad habit of hopping onto parked cars, their presence soon became a nuisance.
|Just captured - Mary and Barbara hold on tight to|
the peacock as it's carried to the transport vehicle.
On Monday, we successfully captured the larger peacock. The younger, white peafowl was more skittish and elusive.
Yesterday, however, we were able to bait the bird close enough to capture.
The birds were transported to Santa Cruz County Shelter where they will be available for adoption.