If you think pigeons are a nuisance...

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  1. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Try dealing with these fuckers:

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    That photo was snapped outside my office door this afternoon, by the way.

    Oh sure, they look timid, but these birds know no fear. They have no qualms about strutting into a building through an open door, and shitting all over the place. After they leave, it looks like someone dumped a bag of half-melted Tootsie Rolls on the rug. And the chairs. And the desks. And whatever else they can hop on for 10 seconds.

    And then there's the noise. How can a bird with such a tiny, dainty little beak, and such perceived grace, poise, and regal elegance make such a loud, uncouth, goddamn racket? Peafowl (the female are called peahens, the males are the peacocks) don't chirp, or warble, or tweet, or coo, or any other cutey bird noises. No, they scream. Like a damsel in distress.

    It's a wonder people even want to keep these around in the first place.
     
  2. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    What sort of an office building do you have where doors are left open? Nothing gets through any of our entrances without a valid keycard.


    One often observes a similar phenomenon in humans.

    Also, could you shrink the image a bit? H-scrolling on 1280x1024 = :p .
     
  3. RHansen

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    ugh...peacocks...i hate them things....
     
  4. Optimus

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    That made me laugh out loud.

    And I will make a memo not to own a peacock or visit anyone who owns one.
     
  5. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    I work at a college. We've found the peafowl in several dorms, which are card access only, after the housekeeping staff props the front doors open while they sit in the lounge and watch tv, which is their version of housekeeping.

    Oops, keep forgetting I'm at 1600x1200 :redface2: 
     
  6. rattrap007

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    When I lived in my old neighborhood years ago, a guy nearby had a peacock. Damned thing would stroll all the way to our house (5-6 acres away) and annoy the hell out of us. It lived for just about ever.One time when i was little MY dad chased it away and it flew up onto a neighbors roof and just did it's damned call for a while.. It also had the annoying habit of scratching out the mulch around the house out on the the sidewalk. Why it did this I don't know. I had to chase the damn thing away all the time and sweep back the mulch..

    Damn things are the spawn of satan i swear. Them and geese
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    pea-cock, teehee.

    (btw, sorry abt the multiple PMs lance. damn dialup/error messages.)
     
  8. butz

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    Yeah, peacocks are bastards.
     
  9. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    You couldn't step on its feathers and kick it in the head?
     
  10. butz

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    I think that just makes them screech louder.
     
  11. Hook

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    No peacocks up here in Canuck Land. Nosiree. Up here, we gots seagulls. Lots of 'em.
     
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    We just got pigeons here.

    Though Red Ken did cull a lot of them.
     
  13. McBradders

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    Boo to Red Ken :( 
     
  14. Frognal

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    This sounds like a job for a lawnmower!
     
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    First off, it's not that these birds know no fear. It's more that these birds don't know anything. They have got to be the stupidest animal I've ever spent any time around. And having spent most of my growing up years on a farm for several months each year, I know something about stupid animals.

    The neighbors up the hill from us had peacocks because they somehow thought it made them look classy. That annoying scream/warble thing they would do in the middle of the night could wake the dead. And there's no threat that works against them. You could approach them with a chainsaw and they'd just look at you blankly like YOU were the stupid one until you were sawing their neck with it.

    Words can not describe how much I hate peacocks. Nor can words describe how far down the totem pole any human being is who believes owning a peacock is a GOOD thing. I'm all for pets. I'm an animal lover at heart. But I would not hesitate for one moment to kill a peacock. You'd be doing the world, and the peacock, a service by doing so.

    I just don't understand how such a stupid animal can be so long-lived. Their very existence is almost enough to believe that survival of the fittest is really more along the lines of survival of the twittest. Maybe they're just too stupid to die.

    Just seeing that picture at the top of the page brought back all the rage and hatred I feel for these animals. It's probably unhealthy, but luckily I'm only reminded of them once every five years or so, and the rest of the time it's not even a blip on my radar.
     
  16. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    You know, this lends good evidence to why Hunter S. Thompson went crazy. I think he had peacocks on his farm in Colorado.

    Y'know, aside from the drugs and all that.
     
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    Problem solved!
     
  18. Darth Fitch

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    But they're so pretty ... ducks the :stick: 
     
  19. butz

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    Heh, your sig loaded before the gun image did; I thought you were implying the solution to the peacock problem might be the Atlanta Falcons. :lol 
     
  20. rattrap007

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    That is your solution to everything...
     

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