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      CommentAuthorFrenchyFry
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014 edited
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    " They scream all night long and sound like a human in distress," ( Not the Fry's Employees who work for him )  
     
    Los Gatos: Missing Peacocks Ruffle Neighbors Feathers,  
     
    Peacocks are beautiful birds that some people see as a neighborhood enhancement, while others say the usually blue and yellow, long-tailed pheasants are pests. Both sentiments are alive and well in Los Gatos, where peacocks have lived on Pine Avenue and in the surrounding neighborhood for decades.  
     
    But now most of the birds are gone.  
     
    "I did have some removed that were living in my back yard," Pine Avenue resident Randy Fry said. Fry is a co-owner of Fry's Electronics and has lived on Pine for about five years. The street is off Los Gatos Boulevard near Caldwell Avenue.  
     
    "I couldn't even plant one flower, and they made a mess on the patio," Fry said. "I'm one of several people on Pine who have called animal control."  
     
    Los Gatos contracts with San Jose for animal control services. Capt. Jay Torrado said it appears that nine peacocks were recently removed from "more than one address" in the Pine Avenue area. A few were also removed last year.  
     
    Torrado was unsure where the peacocks were taken once they were picked up, but he said they were not killed. "Sometimes we reach out to big property owners and wineries outside the city to take them," Torrado said. "That makes for a good, positive outcome for the birds."  
     
    The town, meanwhile, recently sent a letter to peacock-impacted residents that offered guidance on dealing with the birds, which are also known as peafowl. Town manager Greg Larson said the same letter went out last summer, advising residents that peafowl "are not pets and may not be regulated by the town as would be the case with owned dogs, cats or other pets that might be causing noise or other disturbances to nearby neighbors."  
     
    The letter lists the animal control phone number and says property owners may legally "relocate any peafowl captured in the public right-of-way and/or held on their property."  
     
    Fry said removing the peacocks was a quality of life issue for him. "They scream all night long and sound like a human in distress," he said.  
     
    But not all of Fry's neighbors feel that way. "Before Randy made the decision to remove the peacocks, he should have come to the neighbors," said John Housley, Fry's next-door neighbor, who has lived on Pine for 32 years. "Randy really is a nice guy and a fine neighbor. He apologized, and now he knows how to keep the peacocks out of his yard."  
     
    Purchasing coyote urine at a feed store and sprinkling it around a property and on roofs is one solution that was outlined in the town's letter.  
     
    Although Housley was fatalistic about the peacocks when he said, "What's done is done," he still maintains the birds should not have been removed.  
     
    "It's been determined the peacocks are indigenous to our neighborhood, and the rules say you don't mess with the gene pool of indigenous animals," he said. "The peacocks have always been part of the neighborhood. You get used to them and kind of miss them when they're gone."  
     
    Housley thinks there are two males remaining in the neighborhood, but says all the females are gone, so he and other Pine Avenue peacock lovers would like to get one female back to mate with the males.  
     
    http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_25718499/los-gatos-missing-peacocks-ruffle-neighbors-feathers

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    Purchasing coyote urine at a feed store and sprinkling it around a property and on roofs is one solution that was outlined in the town's letter.
     
    No need. I'll piss all over Randy's house for free.
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      CommentAuthorCervantes
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
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    Chris_Tomkinson:
    Purchasing coyote urine at a feed store and sprinkling it around a property and on roofs is one solution that was outlined in the town's letter.
     
    No need. I'll piss all over Randy's house for free.
     
     
    Nice
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      CommentAuthorr3j3ct
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
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    Chris_Tomkinson:
    Purchasing coyote urine at a feed store and sprinkling it around a property and on roofs is one solution that was outlined in the town's letter.
     
    No need. I'll piss all over Randy's house for free.
     
     
    You win the internet