Penticton & South Okanagan News
Peacock remains found
The remains of a young peacock have been found in Naramata.
RDOS director Karla Kozakevich said a landscaping crew was recently working in the backyard of a home in the village when they made the find.
"I saw the picture they showed me and it looks like one of the young males," she said. "It would not be savvy to predators and it looks like something ate it based on the remains."
The three young peacocks started roaming the village in recent months. The peahen was trapped and taken to Summerland, but the other two were nowhere to be found.
This now leaves three larger birds and possibly one of the younger ones still in the village.
Kozakevich said where they came from remains a mystery.
But she is grateful that media coverage of the large birds, means more people have come forward willing to take them to a safer location.
"There have been a lot of farmers and orchardists who are interested in finding homes for the peacocks," she said.
The ongoing presence of the birds in the small community has created a split in recent years.
Tourists and some residents love them. But others are annoyed because their droppings cover patios and cars, and they make sounds like cats fighting.
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