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Peacocks = snowbirds?

Post by Melissa Santos / The Olympian on Jan. 19, 2009 at 7:58 am with No Comments »
January 19, 2009 7:58 am

A local peacock enthusiast told me there might be something more than weather after all that caused Bubba, the Spanaway peacock, to meet his end.

Peacocks fare quite well in the snow, reports Phil Brooke of the Old Brick House Farm.

Just ask Namaste.

He does fine during cold weather, said Brooke, who takes care of the peacock on his farm in the Summit-Waller area.

He said another explanation for Bubba’s death could be that the peacock got into some weed killer or rat poison.

“It’s a good reminder to folks that if they are using rat poison or other toxins around their homes to keep the stuff concealed/out of reach from our furry and feathered loved ones,” Brooke told me in an e-mail.

I’ll be considering this possibility as I write an obituary on Bubba for the paper this week. By then, hopefully Pierce County Animal Control will be able to tell me more about what they think killed Bubba.

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