Peacock roundup planned

The City of Surrey is considering solutions to a fowl problem in Sullivan Heights.

The city is looking at rounding up rogue peacocks and collecting their eggs, as well as banning residents from feeding the birds, which have become a neighbourhood hot point.

About 100 peacocks roam the area, which was developed after the closure of a peacock farm there. They've been blamed for making a racket, damaging cars by attacking their own reflections, and earlier this month, a bylaw officer was assaulted by a resident who's a fan of the fowl.

Council will consider a proposal on Monday to relocate the birds.

The birds would be humanely trapped, and a biologist would oversee the plan, which would play out over a period of a few months.

Captured birds would be taken to the Surrey Animal Resource Centre for adoption.

Those caught feeding the peacocks would be fined $250, and keeping one as a pet could net a $450 fine.

– with files from CTV Vancouver

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