Pesky peacock has villagers running round in circles

Pesky peacock has villagers running round in circles

Pesky peacock has villagers running round in circles

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A pesky peacock has had villagers running round in circles trying to catch it.

The brightly coloured menace gave Colin Haines a shock while he was cutting his 9ft hedge in Tye Green at midday today.

Retired Mr Haines said: “The flipping thing landed next to me and frightened the life out of me.

“Then it landed on my neighbour’s roof and then another roof and then in the road and stopped the traffic.

“It’s been around all day.”

Mr Haines said the bird’s owners came over from Great Leighs with a big net in a bid to catch it.
Residents also did their bit to try and round up the bird, but to no avail.

Mr Haines said: “Even the postman was chasing it.”
The bird is still understood to be enjoying its freedom in the Tye Green.

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5:09pm Fri 25 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

It's not that he's pining for the fjords but searching out a peahen for his amorous intentions, I imagine. They're not particularly friendly, domesticated birds and I've never been able to tame the buggers so I imagine that this one is equally circumspect when it comes to humans.
It's not that he's pining for the fjords but searching out a peahen for his amorous intentions, I imagine. They're not particularly friendly, domesticated birds and I've never been able to tame the buggers so I imagine that this one is equally circumspect when it comes to humans. /@|_|@\
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9:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

A not particularly friendly, domesticated bird who you’ve never been able to tame - and one who is somewhat circumspect when it comes to (fellow) humans to boot?

I detect in your description here /@|_|@\.something of a Freudian sub-lineal revelation of what you are probably subconsciously pining for yourself. (And yet you never even realised it did you?)
A not particularly friendly, domesticated bird who you’ve never been able to tame - and one who is somewhat circumspect when it comes to (fellow) humans to boot? I detect in your description here /@|_|@\.something of a Freudian sub-lineal revelation of what you are probably subconsciously pining for yourself. (And yet you never even realised it did you?) OMPITA [Intl]
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3:53pm Thu 1 May 14

keith_l says...

If it is not friendly, and can't be tamed or domesticated, I can think of a good nickname for the Peacock. (Might possibly rhye with Ureka)
If it is not friendly, and can't be tamed or domesticated, I can think of a good nickname for the Peacock. (Might possibly rhye with Ureka) keith_l
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5:58pm Thu 1 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

OMPITA wrote:
A not particularly friendly, domesticated bird who you’ve never been able to tame - and one who is somewhat circumspect when it comes to (fellow) humans to boot?

I detect in your description here /@|_|@\.something of a Freudian sub-lineal revelation of what you are probably subconsciously pining for yourself. (And yet you never even realised it did you?)
Perish the thought Siggy, old chap. Couldn't be further from the truth. I know because SWMBO told me quite clearly. :-P

However, there are one or two items that stir in me a sort of pining-y feeling.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: A not particularly friendly, domesticated bird who you’ve never been able to tame - and one who is somewhat circumspect when it comes to (fellow) humans to boot? I detect in your description here /@|_|@\.something of a Freudian sub-lineal revelation of what you are probably subconsciously pining for yourself. (And yet you never even realised it did you?)[/p][/quote]Perish the thought Siggy, old chap. Couldn't be further from the truth. I know because SWMBO told me quite clearly. :-P However, there are one or two items that stir in me a sort of pining-y feeling. /@|_|@\
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